Fighting for Transit North of 8 Mile: Public Organizing Meeting
The Motor City Freedom Riders, along with our allies Support Detroit Transit, MOSES, the Ecology Center, Detroit Jews for Justice, and others, are rolling out a coalition to build support for regional transit among municipal leadership in the suburbs north of 8 Mile. Our supporters among top Wayne County officials believe that moving local leadership of these communities, especially in Oakland's second ring of suburbs, is the best shot we have at bringing the county executives around to allow regional transit back on the ballot. This approach will also lay the groundwork for SMART opt-in campaigns while shifting the broader narrative that Oakland and Macomb residents don't want transit.
On February 26, we will be hosting an open meeting in Ferndale to plan our strategy and get transit supporters engaged in this important fight. Please join us! We need all the help and support we can get.