House Dems lay the track for improved public transit across Michigan



LANSING, Mich., Feb. 28, 2024 — State Reps. Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor) and Mike McFall (D-Hazel Park) formed a bipartisan, bicameral Public Transit Caucus in the Michigan Legislature. This marks a significant stride in Michigan’s commitment to improving its transit infrastructure.


The Public Transit Caucus held its first meeting today with a focused agenda to address crucial issues for the future of public transit in Michigan. The key discussion points included strategies to enhance comprehensive transportation funding, increase state support for local bus services and develop a more expansive vision for statewide public transit access. The caucus is committed to advancing budget and policy priorities that bolster public transportation to support a growing population and strengthen Michigan’s economy.


“Today’s inaugural meeting of the Public Transit Caucus signifies a turning point for Michigan’s transportation landscape,” Morgan said. “Through fostering bipartisan collaboration, we’re well-positioned to drive meaningful change and expand access to safe, reliable public transit options for all Michiganders.”


The bipartisan caucus received considerable support, boasting a membership of 47 legislators hailing from both the House and Senate, with representation from across the state, spanning both peninsulas. Notably, the caucus includes three of the four chairs of the Transportation policy and appropriations committees in Michigan.


“As co-founders of the Public Transit Caucus, Rep. Morgan and I are proud to lead this coalition of legislators united in our dedication to advancing public transit priorities,” McFall said. “We look forward to working with our colleagues in the legislature to deliver equitable transportation solutions for residents across the state.”