FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 22, 2018
"Clearly, many residents in Oakland and Macomb are expressing their feelings in favor of more transit options, and that's a good thing. I'm pleased to hear the conversation around transit continue to grow, but we need to have a candid conversation. We spend $67 per capita on transit, and that's not going to get it done by any stretch of the imagination, particularly with opt-outs. Today, included many of the compelling arguments for transit absent any of the realities of what is achievable under the current set-up. Relying solely on incremental steps to meet our citizens' need for more transit options will hold us back and lead to continued missed opportunities like Amazon HQ2 and Foxconn. I support the SMART millage because less transit would devastate the region. I support RTA because it is the best path to a true regional system with all the benefits transit can provide."
-- Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans