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County Executive Coulter Supports Oakland County Public Transportation Millage

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Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter released the following statement in support of the Board of Commissioner’s bipartisan resolution to place a countywide public transit millage on the November ballot. Should Oakland County voters approve the .95 mills for Oakland County public transportation, it will provide transportation options through SMART, the North Oakland Transportation Authority, the West Oakland Transportation Authority, and the Older Persons Commission. The millage will also provide new paratransit coverage, new micro transit areas, routes to high-demand areas, and service improvements on existing routes. Coulter’s statement follows:

“I fully support the transit proposal approved in a bipartisan vote by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and look forward to talking to residents throughout the county and urging its passage in the coming weeks because this is an opportunity to begin solving a vital economic and quality of life issue that has held our region back for decades.

Reliable, efficient, and affordable public transportation is a critical asset for the residents and businesses of Oakland County. This proposal is a positive step toward building and expanding such a transit system across Oakland County. This solution is essential for workers trying to get to jobs and businesses that are facing a serious shortages of employees. It is also critical that our older residents have full access to on-demand services throughout the county.”

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.