Regional Transit Authority Asks: Why is Mass Transit Important and Where Do You Want It to Take You?

Regional Transit Authority also wants to know how much people are willing to pay for efficient transportation.

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan has two questions for Metro Detroiters: why is public transportation important, and where do they want it to take them? The Authority will seek answers at a series of community meetings starting next week in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties. CEO Michael Ford tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller he wants to know what obstacles people face when they use mass transit. The first of five RTA open houses is scheduled from 1 pm until 7:30 pm Monday, May 18 at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center in Ypsilanti.

You can take the RTA’s survey at this web site.

Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

RTA CEO Michael Ford talks with WDET’s Pat Batcheller about the need for regional transit during event at Campus Martius Park.


  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.