The Rapid Board of Directors, representatives of all six municipalities in The Rapid service area, unanimously approved a resolution supporting Proposal 1 for safer roads in Michigan.
In addition to fixing Michigan’s roads, new revenues will also provide additional revenues for public transportation. Here’s the official resolution of support for Proposal 1 that The Rapid Board approved on Wednesday, April 1, 2015:
Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) Board
RESOLUTION NO. 16
Fiscal Year 2015
Moved and supported to adopt the following resolution:
Resolution of Support for Proposal 1 for Safer Roads
Whereas, Proposal 1 on the May 5, 2015 ballot is Michigan’s opportunity to finally fix our roads and invest in public transportation, which have been without a structural increase in road funding since 1997 and for public transit since 1987; and
Whereas, in addition to threatening public safety, Michigan’s crumbling roads hurt our economy and adversely impact The Rapid’s ability to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective public transportation services; and
Whereas, Michigan invests less per capita in transportation than any other state in the nation; and
Whereas, funding for local bus operating has remained stagnant and therefore is not keeping up with local demand for services, much less maintaining predictable year-to-year increases in the cost of doing business means without new funding, eventually, services will have to be cut; and
Whereas, the longer we wait to fix Michigan’s roads, the more it will cost all of us;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Directors of the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) supports Proposal 1 on the May 5th ballot to provide the funding needed to finally make a reasonable, sustainable investment in a sound transportation infrastructure to benefit the safety, mobility, and economy of Michigan and its citizens.
Learn more about Proposal 1 via this MLive video.
Find the official ballot wording of Proposal 1 is available via Michigan.gov.