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Happy Earth Month!!              April 2022
How to make a more sustainable future?

Motor vehicles are the largest contributors to air pollution in the United States. In 2018, public transit in Southeast Michigan helped to save 281,314 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, an equal amount to the annual emissions of over 224,000 personal cars. Public transit helps to avoid greenhouse gas emissions in two ways. Firstly, people who ride transit are avoiding personal vehicle trips. Secondly, for riders and non-riders, transit improvements generally create land use efficiencies, where destinations locate closer to the households that travel to them.
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RMTP Goals 
RMTP Goals 

This month the RTA will be explaining regional transit goals. Stay up to date and follow us on social media to see more in-depth descriptions and discussions.  
D2A2 - Detroit to Ann Arbor 
The bus service is an idea created by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA), in partnership with the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) and operated by Michigan Flyer.  Try taking D2A2 to your next event in Ann Arbor or Detroit, and tell us about it using #HeyRTA

Events happening the month of April in Ann Arbor:

Lucinda Williams and Her Band at the Michigan Theater 

Alison Albrecht Performance- Combining the likes of pop, folk, and soul with sharply insightful songwriting,

Check out more events here.  Ann Arbor is one stop away while using D2A2 services 

Events happening the month of April in Detroit:

- Detroit Tigers Opening Day 
- Detroit Piston Games (multiple dates)
Check out more events here. Detroit is one stop away while using D2A2
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Detroit Tigers Opening Day!!

The Detroit Tigers are opening the 2022 season against the Chicago White Sox on Friday April 8th. There will be festivities happening in the downtown Detroit area.  Try taking public transit services: DDOT, SMART, QLINE and the People Mover. 
Southeast Michigan Transit News 
Detroit People Mover Reopen 

The Detroit People Mover is now open and is offer free rides over the next few months.  Check out the article below to get the latest news. Source:
QLINE Extends Free Rides 

"The QLINE has extended free rides thanks to the generous contributions from the Penske Corporation and Kresge Foundation, two of the QLINE’s foundational supporters," the QLINE said. No end date for the free-fare pilot program was announced. - ClickOnDetroit
Source: Detroit’s QLINE will remain free to ride, new rider-benefits program launched (

April Calendar Updates 

Executive and Policy Committee Meeting | Thurs. April 21st, 2022, 1:00-1:30pm
Finance and Budget Committee Meeting | Thurs. April 21st, 2022, 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting | Thurs. April 21st, 2022, 2pm – 4pm

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