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A SMART Way Forward

 

  Macomb County  Oakland County  Wayne County   
 

We are committed to creating and expanding mobility options for the region, working together with communities, residents, and businesses to develop a plan that is sustainable. We’re also improving existing services and offering flexible on-demand rides.

TRANSFORM & GROW

Improve quality by streamlining services and enhancing mobility options:

  • More frequent, night and weekend Fixed Route service.
  • New FAST routes.
  • Diversification of fleet mix with larger and smaller vehicles to accommodate the needs of all users.
  • Expanded SMART Flex On-Demand service to connect riders with convenient local and regional transportation.

15-30 MINUTES
AVERAGE WAIT TIME FOR FIXED ROUTE AND ON-DEMAND SERVICES.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DRIVER FOR THE REGION

  • We’re leveraging an additional $1.34 for every $1.00 local funding bringing those tax dollars back to our region.
  • Identify opportunities to support relocation efforts of businesses in SE Michigan.
  • Increased access to jobs.
  • Create Inclusive business and contracting opportunities for minority/women veteran/small businesses.
  • Invest in business and capital projects such as new facilities, bus stop amenities, and mobility hubs.
  • Continued support of local community transit, providing vehicles and funding for residents.

ADAPT & SUPPORT

SMART is committed to the following upon passage of the millage:

  • Work with community and transit partners to expand current services and increase operational efficiencies as soon as January 2023.
  • Immediately begin public outreach to get input from residents, businesses, local elected officials and community leaders to develop a mobility plan that is sustainable, accessible, and helps people maintain their independence.
  • Phased implementation of the plan to allow for the following:
    • Hiring of staff/drivers/mechanics
    • Purchasing vehicles (currently up to 2 years from procurement)
    • Implementation of technology
  • Be transparent and demonstrate the value of public transit in everything SMART does.
A SMART Plan
Regionwide Vision 
Macomb County 
Oakland County
Wayne County
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