There's much more on the local ballot than Clinton vs. Trump. One of those issues I most care about is the Regional Transit Millage. Yesterday, WXYZ covered the ballot measure in Voters to decide on Metro Detroit regional transit proposal.
Voters in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties will decide on a 1.2-mill mass transit proposal.I don't agree with the spokeman for the opposition to the millage, but at least he's ideologically consistent in promoting Uber, Lyft, and driverless cars. The first two, though, are really the present. As for the third, I refer my readers to Self-driving cars--fantasy and reality. I think he's too in-love with that fantasy--that, and low taxes.
As for an opinion I agree with, I'm quoting the Detroit Free Press.
Our mass transit is so shoddy, so full of truck-sized holes and gaps, and so underfunded that the mere words "regional transit" are most likely to evoke laughter, if not bitter tears.Not only am I advertising my yes vote here, I just picked up a lawn sign for the measure and put it by the street. Here's to hoping my example spurs my neighbor to vote yes, too.
Think about your hours-long commute. Ask why it’s so hard, if not impossible, to get to sports or entertainment events on mass transit — or from the airport to downtown or any suburban hub. Or imagine what it’s like to live in southeast Michigan if you’re poor, and transit is your bridge to opportunity.
All of this is why we cannot blow the opportunity on the Nov. 8 ballot to fund our Regional Transit Authority’s initial rollout of a better way, a more integrated and functional system to serve the area.