AAATA 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 Election Day: AAATA Millage Question Before Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township http://wemu.org/post/election-day-aaata-millage-question-voters-ann-arbor-ypsilanti-and-ypsilanti-township <p>It’s Election Day for three Washtenaw County communities and the issue of enhanced transit service is at stake. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 08:54:42 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45426 at http://wemu.org Election Day: AAATA Millage Question Before Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township Healthcare Leaders Back Transit Millage http://wemu.org/post/healthcare-leaders-back-transit-millage <p>The campaign to win approval of a 0.7 mil transit issue in Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and Ann Arbor has picked up a couple of key endorsements.</p><p></p><p></p><p>University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Ora Pescovitz has endorsed the ballot issue, as has Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston Hospitals President and CEO Rob Casalou.</p><p></p><p>Pescovitz says she believes many University of Michigan medical center staff, visitors and patients would benefit from the expanded service the millage is designed to pay for.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:56:51 +0000 Bob Eccles 45171 at http://wemu.org Healthcare Leaders Back Transit Millage The Green Room: Increasing Bus Ridership in the Ann Arbor-Ypsi Area http://wemu.org/post/green-room-increasing-bus-ridership-ann-arbor-ypsi-area <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146454753&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:35:11 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 44947 at http://wemu.org The Green Room: Increasing Bus Ridership in the Ann Arbor-Ypsi Area Environmental Benefits To Passage Of Proposed Ann Arbor Area Transportation Millage http://wemu.org/post/environmental-benefits-passage-proposed-ann-arbor-area-transportation-millage <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144053170&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace;">Overview</span><br style="font-family: monospace;" /><br style="font-family: monospace;" /><span style="font-family: monospace;">On&nbsp;</span><span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT484_com_zimbra_date" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 139); cursor: pointer; font-family: monospace;">May 6th</span><span style="font-family: monospace;">, voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township will weigh in on a ballot proposal for new 0.7 mill property tax to pay for expanded public transportation services, primarily AAATA busing.</span><br style="font-family: monospace;" /> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:29:03 +0000 David Fair 44113 at http://wemu.org Environmental Benefits To Passage Of Proposed Ann Arbor Area Transportation Millage Senior Groups Supporting Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Millage http://wemu.org/post/senior-groups-supporting-ann-arbor-area-transportation-authority-millage <p>With the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Millage vote now less than a month away a wide variety of groups have endorsed the effort, including several agencies that work with seniors. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Ann Arbor, </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Township consider a point-seven mill tax to pay for expanded Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority service, senior groups have consistently come out in support.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:28:03 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43990 at http://wemu.org Senior Groups Supporting Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Millage Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Backs Transit Millage http://wemu.org/post/ann-arborypsilanti-regional-chamber-backs-transit-millage <p>The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is throwing its support behind the Ann Arobr Transportation Authority transit millage.</p><p>AAATA is asking voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti&nbsp;and Ypsilanti&nbsp;Township to approve a .7 mil issue in May to expand service.</p><p>In a statement supporting the millage, the A2Y Chamber said it has been its policy for many years to support increased regional mass transit.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:35:07 +0000 Bob Eccles 43660 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Backs Transit Millage 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 Ypsilanti Mayor Touts Benefits of AAATA Transit Improvement Plan http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-mayor-touts-benefits-aaata-transit-improvement-plan <p>Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber says he looks forward to residents of his city enjoying the benefits of enhanced transit options outlined in the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's transit improvement plan.&nbsp;</p><p>Schreiber says improved public transportation will benefit both Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor.</p><p>The Mayor says better bus service will help those who live in Ypsilanti and work in Ann Arbor, and will help the economies of both cities.</p><p>Schreiber says the local business infrastructure will also be a beneficiary of better transit.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:59:03 +0000 Bob Eccles 40856 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Mayor Touts Benefits of AAATA Transit Improvement Plan 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 Public Comments Wanted on 6 Possible Ann Arbor Connector Routes http://wemu.org/post/public-comments-wanted-6-possible-ann-arbor-connector-routes <p></p><p>Ann Arbor area residents have a chance to review and comment on six possible routes for a high capacity public transit connector service.&nbsp; The routes linking the Plymouth Road U-S 23 area to the University of Michigan, downtown Ann Arbor, and Briarwood Mall were shared at recent public workshops.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:56:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37758 at http://wemu.org Public Comments Wanted on 6 Possible Ann Arbor Connector Routes Get Downtown Launches 'Conquer the Cold' Commuter Challenge http://wemu.org/post/get-downtown-launches-conquer-cold-commuter-challenge <p>Just because the weather's turning cold doesn't mean it's time to give up on your alternative method of commuting.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.getdowntown.org/Events/ConquertheCold"><strong>The Get Downtown Program is encouraging people to register to participate in this year's "Conquer the Cold" winter commuting challenge.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p>Get Downtown Program director Nancy Shore says "Conquer the Cold" aims to keep alternative commutes going.<br /><br />Downtown Ann Arbor employees can sign up for winter bike commuting classes and register for the commuting challenge, which offers a $500 Bivouac gift card as its top prize.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:54:02 +0000 Bob Eccles 37584 at http://wemu.org Get Downtown Launches 'Conquer the Cold' Commuter Challenge 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 Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Accepting Ypsilanti Township into the AAATA http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-delays-vote-accepting-ypsilanti-township-aaata <p>Ann Arbor City Council on Monday night postponed a vote on amending the articles of incorporation of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to include Ypsilanti Township.</p><p></p><p>As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, council voted eight to three last night to delay a decision until the second meeting in November.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:02:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36651 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Delays Vote on Accepting Ypsilanti Township into the AAATA Ann Arbor Transit Update http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-transit-update <p>Ann Arbor City Council got an update on a variety of public transportation projects at last night&#39;s work session.&nbsp; As WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley reports, current progress could result in less traffic along the I-94 corridor and increased options in all five of Ann Arbor&#39;s wards.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:27:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36337 at http://wemu.org AAATA's Blake Transit Center Construction Update http://wemu.org/post/aaatas-blake-transit-center-construction-update <p>The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority continues construction of the new Blake Transit Center, with much of the brick and stonework up on the south-side of the building.</p><p></p><p><strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley toured the facility and has this report:</span></strong><br style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;" /><br style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;" /><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:45:13 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35999 at http://wemu.org AAATA's Blake Transit Center Construction Update Regional Transit Authority Hires Hertel As CEO http://wemu.org/post/regional-transit-authority-hires-hertel-ceo <p>The new Regional Transit Authority that aims to link Washtenaw County with Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb&nbsp; counties, now has a CEO.&nbsp; The RTA board met Wednesday in Ann Arbor. As WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley reports,&nbsp; the board approved a contract with the current CEO of SMART, John Hertel.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:32:51 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35835 at http://wemu.org Regional Transit Authority Hires Hertel As CEO 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 Ypsilanti Township Votes to Join AAATA http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-township-votes-join-aaata <p>The Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees Monday night voted to seek membership in the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:56:37 +0000 Bob Eccles 34757 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Township Votes to Join AAATA The Newly-formed Ypsilanti Community Schools Launch Marketing Campaign http://wemu.org/post/newly-formed-ypsilanti-community-schools-launch-marketing-campaign <p>If you haven't seen an ad for the new Ypsilanti Community school on an&nbsp;</p><p>AATA bus or billboard yet, chances are it won't be long before you do. &nbsp;</p><p>As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the district is assertively marketing itself in the community.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:52:26 +0000 Bob Eccles 32933 at http://wemu.org The Newly-formed Ypsilanti Community Schools Launch Marketing Campaign Ypsilanti On Verge Of Joining AATA http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-verge-joining-aata <p>The city of Ypsilanti is on the verge of becoming a member of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authortiy.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:11:24 +0000 Bob Eccles 31081 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Transportation Authority Moves Closer To Expansion http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-transportation-authority-moves-closer-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The<a href="http://www.aata.org"> Ann Arbor Transportation Authority</a> may soon have a new name to reflect the inclusion of the city of </span>Ypsilanti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as an official member. As </span>WEMU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Andrew </span>Cluley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, Ann Arbor City Council Monday night took a necessary step in that direction.</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:49:50 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30328 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Transportation Authority Moves Closer To Expansion Ypsilanti Makes Request To Join AATA http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-makes-request-join-aata <p>The City of Ypsilanti has made a formal request to join the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details in his report.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:27:15 +0000 Bob Eccles 29787 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Makes Request To Join AATA