Oakland County Approves Universal SMART Millage For Fall Ballot

It’s official: Oakland County will have an opportunity to vote on transit investment in the fall! Such was the determination

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Into Exurban Oblivion: Auburn Hills Mulls Ditching Transit Service

In one of the farthest-north suburbs of Detroit, a municipality’s elected representatives are discussing the possibility of eliminating fixed-route transit, which has the support of an overwhelming percentage of the electorate, to save around $800,000 per year. In this guest co-editorial, Calley Wang and Nat Zorach argue that this is a really, really terrible idea.

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A Common-Sense Rezoning Hits Billionaire Resistance

The billionaire Moroun family’s trucking empire, which also owns the Ambassador Bridge, is pushing for a controversial zoning measure that would allow them to develop a trucking depot in Southwest Detroit. Residents do not favor the effort, and the city has declined to enforce its own ordinances to stop them from starting development. (Guest piece by Dion Thompson-Davoli).

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