Southeast Michigan Transit Plan Won't be on November Ballot A plan to move forward with a $1.5 million ballot proposal to connect four major counties in Southeast Michigan (Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, and Maycomb) will not be making it to this November's ballot. According to the article cited below, this plan aims to boost economic growth in the region, increasing accessibility, tourism, and movement of goods in Southeast Michigan. The plan would included the addition of five cross-region bus routes along major corridors, 15 new express routes and a commuter rail between Detroit and Ann Arbor. Unfortunately, both Maycomb and Oakland County have rejected the idea.
Why do you think Maycomb and Oakland rejected the proposal? What are the pros and cons to adding the proposed public transportation in Southeast Michigan? Will its existence benefit some more than others? And, ultimately, should the proposal have made it through to November's ballot?