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Serving since 1967, SMART is Southeast Michigan’s only regional public transportation provider, offering convenient, reliable and safe transportation for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. SMART’s Fixed-Route and small bus services connect people to employment and educational institutions. SMART is supported by federal and state funding, local contributions through a transit property tax millage from opt-in communities and bus fares.
John C. Hertel - General Manager
Robert Cramer - Deputy General Manger
SMART provides employment for more than 800 people in Southeast Michigan. These employees are represented by the following unions:
The following history of transit in the southeast Michigan region is a chronology of impressive growth in transit services as well as disappointing decline and diminishing of transit service in the area. As you will see, the region once was a leader in public mass transit. In the last 50 years, the region not only fell far behind the rest of the nation in mass transit development but it sacrificed much of what it once was.
It is not the intent of this chronology to dwell on the failures of the past. However, it is important to understand the history of regional mass transit to be better prepared to change that history and develop a new and vital regional rapid mass transit system.