Author: Ryan J. Stanton
After months of gaining feedback from the community through public forums and online polls, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority officials say the verdict is clear: Washtenaw County residents are overwhelmingly in support of a robust plan to expand transit services.
The AATA’s governing board voted unanimously tonight with one member absent to move forward with the most comprehensive and most expensive of three Transit Master Plan scenarios the agency had been considering in recent weeks.
The resolution approved by the board authorizes the agency to move ahead with implementing the “Smart Growth” scenario into the agency’s long-term Transit Master Plan. AATA’s Planning and Development Committee last week recommended the plan over two other options.
“I guess the way I look at this motion is that we’re basically saying this is where we want to be in 30 years,” board Chairman Jesse Bernstein said just before the vote.
“And in a way, that’s almost the easy part, because once we accept that, then we’ve got to figure out how to get there,” Bernstein said. “So this is the beginning.”
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