AATA hosting drop-in session on Friday to answer questions about countywide transit plan
Ann Arbor Transportation Authority officials are inviting residents with questions about the proposed countywide transit expansion to attend a "drop-in session" on Friday.
With the large quantity of information regarding the countywide plan coming out in the next week, AATA officials are hosting the meeting for the general public and Ann Arbor City Council members from 4-7 p.m. in the council chambers inside city hall, 301 E. Huron St.
AATA officials said those interested are welcome to come at their convenience. CEO Michael Ford and AATA staff will be available to review and answer questions about the following:
- Financial Task Force recommendations expected to be released on Wednesday
- Countywide survey results presented at AATA board on Feb. 16
- Proposed process to improve services in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County
- Four-party public transportation agreement between the county, AATA, and cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
- Articles of incorporation for a new countywide transit authority
- Other items as they come up
AATA officials said the session is meant as an opportunity to go into depth and make sure everyone has a chance to get their questions answered.
The Ann Arbor City Council is expected to consider the four-party agreement, which lays the framework for creation of a new countywide transit authority, on March 5.
The long-awaited financial recommendations being released are coming from a task force co-chaired by former Washtenaw County Administrator Bob Guenzel and Albert Berriz, CEO of McKinley Inc., an Ann Arbor-based real estate company.
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