- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Voters in the Detroit area may not get the chance to vote in November on a 20-year transportation millage.

Regional Transit Authority board members from Oakland and Macomb counties on Thursday declined to support the millage plan.

The proposed 1.2-mil tax in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties would have helped pay for transportation upgrades, a commuter rail line between Detroit and Ann Arbor and bus rapid transit between Detroit and its suburbs.

The Detroit News reports that the millage would have cost the owner of a $200,000 home about $120 annually.

The transit board has called an emergency meeting for next week.

Macomb and Oakland leaders have been concerned about the level of transportation service improvements for their counties if the millage goes before voters and is approved.

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