Millage and service enhancement options to be presented at AAATA’s March 17 Board of Directors meeting;
public invited to respond with feedback through April 19
ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) announced today that an initial proposal for future funding requests will be presented to TheRide’s Board of Directors for consideration at its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 17.
During the March 17 meeting, TheRide CEO Matt Carpenter will present an initial proposal for enhancing services and increasing the millage rate. The AAATA Board will discuss the initial proposal and allow the public the opportunity to provide comments as well. TheRide’s Board will likely make a final decision at its April 21 meeting.
The millage would need to be approved by voters in the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township. A final ballot proposal could be placed before voters during the August 2022 primary election. If approved, the millage would go into effect in 2024.
“We look forward to presenting a funding proposal to our Board of Directors that directly improves access for seniors, persons with disabilities, workers, and everyone who wants to lower their carbon footprint,” Matt Carpenter, CEO of TheRide said. “The proposed investments will allow us to maintain and improve existing services, increase equity, and expand access to opportunities throughout our community.”
To learn about the proposal and to provide your comments, visit TheRide.org/about/projects. Comments will be accepted through April 19, 2022. The public can comment in a number of ways:
- Attend the March 17, 2022, Board of Directors meeting (Virtual and in-person options available)
- Visit TheRide.org/about/projects
- Email TellUs@TheRide.org
- Call 734-794-1769
c/o Board of Directors
2700 S. Industrial Hwy.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Additional comments will be accepted at the April 21, 2022 Board of Directors meeting.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, TheRide continues to enforce the established preventive measures to keep both riders and drivers safe:
- Customers are required to wear a face covering, per federal law.
- The driver is to be approached for emergencies only.
- Buses are cleaned with CDC-recommended protocols.
- Plastic barriers are added to separate drivers and riders on fixed-route buses.
- Sanitation supplies are provided to employees.
- Masks, gloves and face shields are provided for drivers’ use.
- Lost and Found collection has been temporarily suspended.
The latest information on TheRide’s routes, schedules and detours is available at 734-996-0400 and on TheRide.org.