© 2024 WEMU
Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ann Arbor State Representative spearheads Michigan's new public transportation caucus  

AAATA bus
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
/
theride.org
AAATA bus

Michigan’s new Public Transportation Caucus held its first meeting this week. The bipartisan caucus aims to identify where funding can be best spent on public transportation statewide.

State Representative Jason Morgan of Ann Arbor co-founded the caucus. He says the group hopes to funnel money towards local public transit agencies to alleviate congestion and work with MDOT on alternatives to expanding highways.

“We as the Legislature need to give them more tools to work with our communities, to reduce traffic volumes and reduce congestion, and save money by not expanding and building more highways. That’s something we have to take a look at."

The Democrat says providing public transportation to urban areas and investing in rapid transit options throughout Washtenaw County is also among his priorities.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Taylor Bowie was a WEMU reporter from October 2023 to June 2024.
Related Content