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Public Transit in Metro Detroit: Where do we go from here?

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Are we doomed?

Michelle & Chris Gerard

Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: the public transit fiasco.

So the Regional Transit Authority, which has been putting a plan together for safe, rapid, reliable public transportation in the region, couldn’t get enough votes to put their plan on the November ballot. Oakland and Macomb Counties have concerns that their residents will spend to much and not get as much service in return.

There is an August 16 deadline to get something on the November ballot. Is there even a chance at this point?

Daily Detroit had an interesting idea - screw Oakland and Macomb Counties. How about we put a plan together for Wayne and Washtenaw Counties?

What do you think, readers? Will the RTA get it together in time to put it up for public vote? Should it be reworked again? Or is this region forever doomed in terms of public transit? Let us know in the comments.