Eight people sitting on a stage around a U-shaped table draped in white cloth.
Boardmembers listen to a communications report.

RTA Board of Directors meeting, November 2022 

Advocates called for SMART to raise wages and improve labor relations with bus drivers, pointing to retention issues. The board was undecided on whether to start planning future transit millage proposals, immediately after the recent success of transit millages. 

“I’ve been working for over three years to try and improve transit in my immediate area, and I don’t want to wait for another decade or more.” 
— Thomas Yazbeck, transit advocate, asking for service expansions. 

Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) will accept grant applications for regional transit programs this spring, funded by $25 million in federal pandemic relief dollars. The Michigan Ride paratransit pilot closes after three years without becoming a full-fledged program; technological and business limitations were cited. 

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The meeting was live-blogged on Mastodon and Twitter for Detroit Documenters. 

Documents available on Documenters.org, including the meeting agenda and more documentation by Bridget Scallen.

The agency’s last meeting on Nov. 8 was cancelled. No documentation could be found for its last meeting on Oct. 24. The last documented meeting on Sept. 15 was documented by Dan Ignacio and Tiffany Pilson

The next meeting on Dec. 5 was documented by Colleen Cirocco and Madison Ganzak.

Visit the agency’s website for official information.


Archived pages

Mastodon posts and meeting page are archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. 


The actual start of the meeting (1:01 p.m.) can be heard 31 minutes into the recording. 


Screenshots of online meeting. Due to limited resources, image descriptions are provided on request — contact me


Page published Nov. 17, 2022.

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