Public Transit

Help ICPJ Promote Better Public Transit!

We want to hear from you about the importance of a better public transit system in Washtenaw County! (Read more about  “Why Public Transit?”)

ICPJ’s Racial and Economic Justice Task Force, in collaboration with Partners for Transit and other local groups, is currently working to promote public transit in Washtenaw County that is sufficient and available for all who need it. Our first step is to collect Transit Testimonials from community members. We want to hear from Washtenaw County residents what you want in a public transit system.

Take the 2-minute survey to share your Transit Testimonial and help us make better public transit a reality! (You can also download a copy of the survey to print or share with others.) Check back for updates on this campaign!

UPDATES ON TRANSIT ISSUES:

  • Wed., June 17th, 2009 –Arborland shopping center terminates AATA contract effective July 1stCALL TO ACTION As advocates for a greener and more transit accessible Ann Arbor, we need to tell Arborland owners that this is a step in the wrong direction. Background: AATA and Arborland have been attempting to resolve conflicts over commuters’ parking for a while; now, Arborland has decided to cut the contract. AATA is looking to establish a new stop nearby, but this issue raises a bigger question: How can we work together with the local business community to make Ann Arbor a more pedestrian and transit freindly city where people of all ages, abilities, and incomes can get where they need to go? Read more about this issue at The getDowntown Blog, Arbor Update, and the Ann Arbor News.