Michigan: Citizens gather signatures on public transit issue

Wed, Jan 5 2011 — Source: Petosky News

A group of Emmet County organizations and community leaders are gaining support for a public initiative to put the creation of an Emmet County public transit system on the ballot for 2011. Friends Enhancing Emmet Transit, an offshoot of Emmet 20/20 and the Charlevoix Emmet Human Services coordinating body transportation work group, submitted a petition with 1,290 signatures Tuesday afternoon to the Emmet County Board of Commissioners calling for the county to allow voters to decide whether they would financially support a bus system. Of the signatures, 1,152 signatures were from Emmet County residents.

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