Eleven people on a stage sitting behind a long table with white tablecloth and a banner that reads, “Curtis L. Ivery Downtown Campus.” One of them is speaking.
Boardmembers listen to staffmember Ben Stupka respond to questions about RTA’s finances.

RTA Board of Directors meeting, September 2022 

A $25 million federal grant was awarded to the Detroit Mobility Innovation Corridor project on Michigan Avenue. Staffmember Ben Stupka said the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) helped secure the grant. 

“When we take the time to talk with residents about transit … voters are very supportive.”
— Megan Owens, director of Transportation Riders United, on the results of her organization’s outreach work for upcoming transit millages in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

D2A2 ridership continues to increase, according to Stupka. He said the intercity bus sees around 3,000 riders per month. 

The board approved the RTA’s budget for 2023. 

Due to the online meeting’s poor audio and video quality, it was difficult to hear or see the board. 

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The meeting was live-blogged on Mastodon and Twitter for Detroit Documenters, which offers its own report

Documents available on Documenters.org, including the meeting agenda and more documentation by Tiffany Pilson.

The agency’s last meeting on Aug. 22 was not documented. The last documented meeting on June 27 was documented by Ashley Williams and Lauren Ridenour. No documentation could be found for its next meeting on Oct. 24. The next documented meeting on Nov. 17 was documented by Dan Ignacio and Bridget Scallen.

Visit the agency’s website for official information.


Archived pages

Mastodon posts are archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.


The actual start of the meeting (1:03 p.m.) can be heard three minutes into the recording.


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


Page published Dec. 19, 2022.

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