Saturday, October 16, 2010

Moving You Forward

In case you hadn't heard, AATA is working on a 30-year Transit Master Plan for the county. They would really like to engage you! The process involves public meetings all over the county, many of which have already taken place. (My apologies for not bringing this to your attention earlier - family stuff has been happening...) Here are the ones scheduled for the future:

Monday, Oct. 18 Manchester Village Offices 11 am-1 pm
Monday, Oct. 18 SPARK East 3-5 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 19 Milan Senior Center 11 am- 1 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 20 Dexter Creekside Intermediate School Cafeteria 6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday, Oct. 21 Public Forum Ann Arbor District Library Main Branch Conference Room 5:30-6:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 25 Saline City Hall 6-8 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 26 Ann Arbor District Library Pittsfield Branch 11 am-1 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 26 Ann Arbor District Library Malletts Creek Branch 6-8 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 27 EMU Student Center 11 am- 1 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 27 Dexter Township Hall 6-8 pm
Thursday, Oct. 28 Manchester Village Offices 6-8 pm
Wed, Nov. 3 Milan Senior Center 6-8 pm

AATA has developed a great internal team to coordinate the effort, and a broad group of leaders and technically-involved people to guide the direction of the plan. Special kudos to Michael Benham, Project Coordinator, and Mary Stasiak, Community Relations Manager! These two have been tireless in moving the process along, yet they've managed to remain cheerful and outgoing in spite of their long hours and the high pressure. BTW - if you ride AATA, you've heard Mary - she does all the recorded announcements. :-) Go, Mike! Go, Mary!

Now, the best place to get involved is the Moving You Forward Web site. Check the list of meetings for up-to-date details. And play the Transit Plan Game!