The Ride http://wemu.org en AAATA Rolling Out Transit Improvements Soon http://wemu.org/post/aaata-rolling-out-transit-improvements-soon <p>Next month we'll start to see some of the improvements promised by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority with approval of its .7 mil transit levy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>AAATA says it will begin offering extended hours on many routes starting August 24th.&nbsp;</p><p>It will also start a new route with hourly service between the Ypsilanti District Library and the Ypsilanti Transit Center.</p><p>Find a complete listing of transit improvements coming in August online:</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:39:00 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 47766 at http://wemu.org AAATA Rolling Out Transit Improvements Soon Competing Groups Form Around May Vote On Ann Arbor Area Transit http://wemu.org/post/competing-groups-form-around-may-vote-ann-arbor-area-transit <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township are expected to decide in May on a proposed public transit tax to raise nearly $4.4 million in annual funding.&nbsp; The Ann Arbor News reports campaigns with competing messages are taking place after the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority voted last week to place a 0.7-mill transit tax on the May 6 ballot in the three Washtenaw County communities</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:58:44 +0000 Associated Press 41971 at http://wemu.org Competing Groups Form Around May Vote On Ann Arbor Area Transit Survey Says Voters Approve Tax Hike for More Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Service http://wemu.org/post/survey-says-voters-approve-tax-hike-more-ann-arbor-area-transportation-authority-service <div>A recent survey finds area voters would support a tax hike to help fund the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's five year transit plan. &nbsp;</div><p></p><div>63 percent of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township voters polled would probably or definitely vote for a new tax of less than one mill for additional service. &nbsp;The survey was conducted in October through December for the AAATA.</div><div> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:46:08 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41336 at http://wemu.org Survey Says Voters Approve Tax Hike for More Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Service Ann Arbor Area Transportation Had A Big Year in 2013, More Growth Expected in 2014 http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-area-transportation-had-big-year-2013-more-growth-expected-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With two new member communities and a name change,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wemu.org/term/ride" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>2013 was a big year for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority.&nbsp;</strong></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:52:10 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39749 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Area Transportation Had A Big Year in 2013, More Growth Expected in 2014 ReImagine Washtenaw Right-of-Way Plan Presented http://wemu.org/post/reimagine-washtenaw-right-way-plan-presented <p>ReImagine Washtenaw presented its right-of-way plan to the public at a meeting Tuesday night.&nbsp;</p><p>The plan covers the corridor from the water tower in Ypsilanti to the Washtenaw-Stadium split in Ann Arbor.</p><p>Ypsilanti city council member Pete Murdock says the city is dealing with a lot of traffic issues as part of its master plan revision, and those will have to be coordinated with ReImagine Washtenaw.</p><p>The ReImagine Washtenaw right-of-way plan includes improvements such as refuge islands to help pedestrians safely cross the street, buffered bike lanes, and eight "super stops" for Ann Arbor Area Transportation busses along the corridor.&nbsp;</p><p>The next step in the implementation process is to have municipalities along the corridor adopt the plan.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:51:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 38889 at http://wemu.org ReImagine Washtenaw Right-of-Way Plan Presented Ypsilanti Township Approved to Join Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-township-approved-join-ann-arbor-area-transportation-authority <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Efforts to increase public transportation in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washtenaw</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County's urban core took another step forward last night. &nbsp;</span>Ann Arbor City Council has approved a plan for Ypsilanti Township to join the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority.&nbsp; Council voted 11 to nothing in favor of the resolution last night. &nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.<br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:42:43 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37952 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Township Approved to Join Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority The Ride's Transit Improvement Plan Public Meetings Winding Down http://wemu.org/post/rides-transit-improvement-plan-public-meetings-winding-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you want to have your opinion heard on the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's five-year transit improvement plan, you're running out of time.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Spokesperson Don Kline says a series of public meetings on the subject hosted by The Ride is drawing to a close.<br /><br />The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday from 11:30am to 1pm at the University of Michigan's Towsley Center Sheldon Auditorium. There's also a meeting Thursday from 10am to noon at the Ypsilanti Senior Center.</p><p>Comments gathered during the process will be summarized for a report to the AAATA board.&nbsp;</p><p>If you can't make any of the meetings, you can review The Ride's plan online at <a href="http://www.MovingYouForward.org">MovingYouForward.org </a>and email your thoughts by Friday to <a href="http://mailto:tellus@theride.com">TellUs@TheRide.org</a>. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:16:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 37643 at http://wemu.org The Ride's Transit Improvement Plan Public Meetings Winding Down The Ride Seeking Public Input on its Performance http://wemu.org/post/ride-seeking-public-input-its-performance <p>The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority wants your opinion on its overall performance in a series of public meetings.&nbsp;</p><p>Marketing Coordinator Don Kline says The Ride is seeking public feedback for it's five-year transit improvement program.&nbsp; The program aims to increase transit access in under-served areas with more destinations, and more frequent and direct service.<br /><br />There are several public meetings planned.&nbsp; Find the meeting schedule at <a href="http://MovingYouForward.org">MovingYouForward.org</a>. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:34:07 +0000 Bob Eccles 37276 at http://wemu.org The Ride Seeking Public Input on its Performance The Ride ready for Transit Center Demolition with Temporary Location http://wemu.org/post/ride-ready-transit-center-demolition-temporary-location <p>The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's Blake Transit Center is being torn down soon, so riders will be directed to a new temporary location.&nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:41:32 +0000 Bob Eccles 36850 at http://wemu.org The Ride ready for Transit Center Demolition with Temporary Location Ypsilanti Township Moves Closer To Joining the AAATA http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-township-moves-closer-joining-aaata <p>The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is a step closer to adding another member community.&nbsp; As WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley reports, the AAATA Board last night voted unanimously to approve Ypsilanti Township&#39;s request to join the authority.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:12:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35569 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Township Moves Closer To Joining the AAATA AAATA Unanimously Approves 2014 Fiscal Year Budget http://wemu.org/post/aaata-unanimously-approves-2014-fiscal-year-budget <p>The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has approved a nearly 34 million dollar operating budget for fiscal year 2014.&nbsp; As WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley reports, the A-A-A-T-A board on Thursday evening, voted six to nothing in favor of the new spending plan.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:47:22 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35568 at http://wemu.org