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.
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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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.
Visit the agency’s website for official information.
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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.
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