Several Michigan cities have transit funding measures on the ballot next week:
- Voters in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville and Walker will be asked to expand bus service for the region and add high speed bus transit. It will fund enhanced service on every route and allow the system to keep up with rising demand – ridership on The Rapid has more than doubled in the last ten years. Learn more at RapidYes.org. Also check out this great video about Grand Rapids transit, past and future!
- Voters in Benzie County will be asked May 3 to renew and restore operating funds for the Benzie Transportation Authority with a 0.5 mill. Learn more at Benzie Bus Yes!
- Voters in Grand Haven will be asked to support a five-year 0.95 mill property tax increase to support expansion of Harbor Transit, as well as funding for the repair and construction of roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
- A 0.4 mill renewal is also on the ballot in Holland Township for the Macatawa Area Express Bus.
Many other cities will also be voting on measures to fund vital local services. So check your ballot and remember to go VOTE May 3!