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Competing Groups Form Around May Vote On Ann Arbor Area Transit

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township are expected to decide in May on a proposed public transit tax to raise nearly $4.4 million in annual funding.  The Ann Arbor News reports campaigns with competing messages are taking place after the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority voted last week to place a 0.7-mill transit tax on the May 6 ballot in the three Washtenaw County communities

Leaders of the "More Buses" campaign plan to reach out to voters and encourage them to approve the tax to fund a 44 percent increase in Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority services. The campaign slogan is: "More buses. More places. More often."     Opposition group "Better Transit Now" plans to urge residents to reject the measure, saying there's no guarantee services will improve.
     Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor