In late-2012, the Michigan legislature created a new Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Southeastern Michigan through PA 387, after dozens of attempts over the past 40 years. By law, the RTA area includes Washtenaw County as well as Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb. The RTA has been charged with coordinating regional services and developing “rolling rapid transit” in the four counties.
TheRide's board and staff are working closely with RTA board members and staff on the RTA's Providers Advisory Council, the Planning and Service Coordination Committee, etc., as well as the Cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, and community members to maintain and build on the excellent transit service in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Washtenaw County and how it may connect with Southeastern Michigan.
The RTA website can be found here.