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Re: SG-W:/ Fwd: E-M:/ Meet for mass transit in S.E. Michigan



Re: The Proposed Transit System for southeast Michigan

Food for thought - while SEMCOG and it's partners in this initiative have
spent much time on building consensus for this system, which includes rapid
transit, there is yet to be a decision on an entity to govern this new
transit system.  According to SEMCOG "a coalition of the Detroit Regional
Chamber and local & state government leaders are shaping a proposal for a
new governance entity".

The issues regarding this plan are much bigger than whether or not we want
mass transit.  The governance of such a regional system will speak directly
to it's level of success in achieving the outcomes that this opportunity
presents.  Unless we get out of the traditional transportation management
box we have been in for decades - the introduction of new modes of travel
into a chaotic under managed system will not solve our problems.

Ann Harris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Brater" <lizb@ecocenter.org>
To: <smartgrowth-washtenaw@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: SG-W:/ Fwd: E-M:/ Meet for mass transit in S.E. Michigan


> Thanks for the additional info, Ron.  I see on the website that there will
> be a second SEMCOG meeting in Washtenaw on Wednesday, September 5, 3-4:30
> p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library, 343 South 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor to take
> public input on transit issues.
>
>
> >Liz Brater wrote:
> >
> >> I passed this message along from Bob Duda of Southeast Michigan Sierra
Club.
> >> Corridor means the area along the major highways, e.g., I-94, US23,
M14. I
> >> believe they are looking for input on transit needed as an alternative
to
> >> single occupancy automobiles along these routes.  The Washtenaw ISD
means
> >> Washtenaw Intermediate School District Teaching and Learning Center,
1819
> >> S. Wagner Road (about one-fourth mile north of Scio Church Rd).
> >
> >Thanks, Liz! I also did a little homework and found a news release
explaining
> >this at the SEMCOG website
> ><http://www.semcog.org/news/releases/transitplan.html>.
> >
> >Ron Torrella
> >Arbor Ridge Condominium Association
> >Pittsfield Twp MI
> >
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