The public is being asked to help determine which transit improvements are priorities for the next five years in communities across Washtenaw County. The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide) and the newly formed countywide board of directors will be holding the first round of Transit District Advisory Committee meetings to allow Washtenaw County residents and stakeholders the opportunity to provide valuable input on proposed routes, destinations and stop locations in their local communities.
In preparation for implementing countywide transit improvements, Washtenaw County has been divided into eight transit districts represented by 15 delegates making up what is referred to as the Unincorporated Act 196 (U-196) board of directors.
Each of the eight districts represented on the U-196 board has its own advisory committee. Each committee brings together transit service providers, senior and human service representatives, the business community and other interested citizens to provide advice on the development and implementation of transit improvements in their own district. The first meeting will serve as a community forum for residents and interested parties to share their input on what improvements they would like to see in their districts in the near future.