WEMU News
3:32 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Presidents of UM, EMU And WCC Support Transit Millage

The Presidents of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College have thrown their support behind a transit millage that'll be decided by voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township next month.

Credit theride.org

The "More Busses" pro-millage campaign says University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman endorsed the millage at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber breakfast Wednesday morning, and EMU President Susan Martin and WCC President Rose Bellanca are also on board.  Carolyn Grawi with the "More Busses" campaign says the opinions of these leaders in the higher education community carry a lot of weight.

"Their personal commitment to improving our communities, and improving the quality of life of their students and faculty and the community members because they personally know that this will make it better for our community is fantastic," Grawi says.

Carolyn Grawi with More Busses says it's great to have the support of leaders of the higher education community.

Voters will decide a 0.7 mil issue May 6th that would provide funding for expanded Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority bus service.