- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Voters in four southeastern Michigan counties will decide whether the area gets a regional public transit system.

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan’s board voted Thursday to place a master transit plan on November general election ballots in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.

The plan includes a millage to raise an estimated $3 billion. Another $1.7 billion would come from federal and state matching funds.

It would create rapid transit lines and regional rail service. It also would supplement and connect current service offered in Detroit, suburban communities around the city, and the Ann Arbor area.

Bus rapid transit routes would operate between downtown Detroit and Pontiac in Oakland, downtown Detroit and M-59 in Macomb and downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti in Washtenaw.

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