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Posted on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 : 4:40 p.m.

Candidates for Washtenaw County offices holding 'office hours' aboard AATA buses

By Ryan J. Stanton

(This story has been updated with additions to the schedule.)

For the first time ever, several candidates vying for local office will hold open office hours on the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority's buses throughout this week.

AATA officials said the on-board office hours will provide the candidates the opportunity to learn about Washtenaw County’s public transit system and hear the concerns of the area’s transit riders firsthand.


All public candidates running for office in Washtenaw County were contacted and offered the opportunity to ride. AATA officials said participation by candidates should in no way be considered an endorsement of the candidate or their campaign.

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Tue, Oct 26, 2010 : 8:56 a.m.

At least someone else besides those that have no other choice will be using the busses.


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 : 8:49 p.m.

This is folly.

Basic Bob

Mon, Oct 25, 2010 : 4:21 p.m.

It would be startling to see anyone from Pittsfield on the bus, even though there are SIX routes that go through parts of the township. There are no buses near the Saline McMansions.


Mon, Oct 25, 2010 : 3:21 p.m.

Oh, wow. That sounds awful. I applaud each of the candidates courage... seriously, this deserves respect.