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- Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 16:35:21 -0500
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Jan. 24, 2001
FROM: Kelly Thayer, Michigan Land Use Institute
Southeast Michigan Transit Opinion Survey
SEMCOG, the regional planning body for Southeast Michigan, is conducting
a transit survey on its web site.
Residents of these counties --
Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Saint Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne -- in
particular are encouraged to take 5 minutes and offer their ideas for
This is important because the public involvement will lead to changes in
SEMCOG's transportation plan, a mandatory step for obtaining federal
cost-share funding to build bus and rail systems. The Federal Transit
Administration routinely pays 50-80 percent of construction costs.
Also, as a reminder, the second round of transit visioning for metro
Detroit is scheduled for January 25 and January 30.
As with the Internet survey, 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 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.
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.
Mr. Kelly Thayer
Transportation Project Coordinator
Michigan Land Use Institute
P.O. Box 228
845 Michigan Ave.
Benzonia, MI 49616