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E-M:/ Transit Visioning in Detroit - Round 2

Jan. 4, 2001

TO: Enviro-Mich
FROM: Kelly Thayer, Michigan Land Use Institute

Transit Visioning in Detroit - Round 2

Hi Folks:

The second installment of transit visioning for metro Detroit is scheduled for three dates this month: January 23, January 25, and January 30.

The process is intended to result in a transit plan for Southeast Michigan, which is lacking now.

Itís important for groups and individuals to participate in the visioning sessions so that planners hear the voices of actual transit riders.

The citizen groups MOSES and Transportation Riders United are leaders in transit advocacy in Southeast Michigan. Contact MOSES' Janice Joseph at 313-838-3190 or TRU's Karen Kendrick-Hands at 313-885-7588.

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments  is conducting this multi-part process. SEMCOG is the metropolitan planning organization, or MPO, for the 7-county region of 4.8 million people.

SEMCOG held the first visioning session on Aug. 10, 2000. Future sessions are slated for March/April and June.

The SEMCOG news release follows. Registration is required.

Kelly Thayer
Michigan Land Use Institute


SEMCOG News Release
Contact: Garry Bulluck or Sue Stetler (313) 961-4266
Register online for SEMCOG's second series of transit vision forums. To register, click here:

As part of its charge in the 2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan,  SEMCOG is holding a series of public meetings to develop a regional vision for mass transit. The second group of forums will focus on options for regional transit. Participants will have opportunity to attend one of the following six sessions:

Southfield, MI, Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Southfield Center for the Arts, 1:30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Warren, MI, Thursday, January 25, 2001, Van Dyke Park Hotel, 1:30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Detroit, MI, Tuesday, January 30, 2001, Cobo Center, 1:30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
On-line registration form, click here:

All forums are free and open to the public. Participants include representatives from community, transit, and government organizations as well as a large number of private citizens.