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The Oakland Transit millage will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. If you'd like to share information about the millage with your social media networks, here are some graphics and fast facts that you can use.

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  • On Tuesday, Nov. 8, residents will vote on a millage to maintain and expand public #transit services, connecting people and communities across #OaklandCounty. Learn more about the ballot proposal at: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit. 

  • In the upcoming general election, voters in #OaklandCounty will consider a proposal for countywide #transit that will expand service to key destinations including employment centers, healthcare sites, colleges and grocery shopping. Learn more about the millage at: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit. 

  • Did you know? The Oakland #Transit millage proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot will translate to $9 per month for the average homeowner in #OaklandCounty. Learn more at: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit. 

  • The proposed millage to expand #transit services in #OaklandCounty would be charged at a maximum rate of .95 mills (95 cents per $1,000 in taxable value) for a period of 10 years beginning in 2022 and ending in 2031. Learn more about about the ballot proposal at: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit. 

  • The Oakland Transit millage proposal will replace the SMART millage and fund local transit providers including North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA), Western Oakland Transportation Authority (WOTA), and the Older Persons Commission (OPC). Learn more at: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit. 

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  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 

We’re a week away from #ElectionDay here in #OaklandCounty. Did you know that on the ballot is a proposal to maintain and expand public #transit services, connecting people and communities across Oakland County. Learn more about about the ballot proposal at: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit. 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 

Happy #ElectionDay! Today, voters in #OaklandCounty will vote on a ballot proposal for countywide transit service. Learn more about the proposal before heading to the polls by visiting: oakgov.com/oaklandtransit.

Read and Share the Oakland County Blog

November 3, 2022: Oakland Transit Millage: Maintain & Expand Local Transit Service

October 28, 2022: Serving Oakland County with Flexible Transportation

October 21, 2022: Roundtable on Public Transit in Oakland County

October 7, 2022: Oakland Transit Millage on Nov. 8 Ballot

September 16, 2022: Connecting Oakland County through Local Transit Solutions


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Did you know that an Oakland Transit Millage will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot?

The countywide 0.95 mill proposal will replace the millage that supports the SMART bus system that is levied in 24 communities, and it will provide funding to three local transit providers – North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA), Western Oakland Transportation Authority (WOTA) and the Older Persons Commission (OPC) in the Rochester area.

Did you know that SMART provides more than 3.9 million rides annually to residents in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties and in the last year, has provided more than 115,000 reservation and app-based rides in Oakland County alone.

In 2021, WOTA, NOTA and OPC provided rides to nearly 90,000 people to healthcare appointments, shopping and other essential destinations.

The Oakland Transit Millage will expand and maintain those existing public transit services and will fund new transportation options to key areas, including major employment centers, health care campuses and local colleges and universities.

It will get vulnerable members of the community, including seniors, veterans and people with disabilities, to and from work, doctor's appointments, grocery shopping and other essential destinations.

The .95 rate will cost the owner of a home or business valued at $200,000 (taxable value of $100,000) about $9 a month.

Funds from the millage will be fully transparent, annually audited and will support transit services that specifically benefit Oakland County residents and businesses.

To learn more about the Oakland Transit Millage, go to oakgov.com/oaklandtransit.

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  • On Nov. 8, voters will consider a ballot proposal for COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SERVICE
  • The proposed measure is .95 mill for 10 years.
  • The .95 mill translates to $9 per month for the average homeowner in Oakland County.
  • The Oakland Transit millage would REPLACE the SMART millage currently collected in 24 communities.
  • SMART provides more than 3.9 million rides to residents of Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties.
  • Oakland Transit also funds LOCAL TRANSIT PROVIDERS: North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA); Western Oakland Transportation Authority (WOTA); Older Persons Commission (OPC) (Rochester area).
  • NOTA, WOTA and OPC provide more than 90,000 rides a year.
  • Oakland Transit funds COMMUNITY‐BASED SERVICE for seniors, people with disabilities and veterans.
  • Service types include reservation‐based service, app‐ based flexible service and scheduled fixed route service.
  • Oakland Transit millage would EXPAND SERVICE to key destinations, including employment centers, healthcare sites, colleges and grocery shopping.
  • Local service details would be developed in collaboration with members of the public, community organizations, transit providers and elected officials.
  • Oakland Transit will be FULLY TRANSPARENT AND ANNUALLY AUDITED with public meetings and oversight by the Board of Commissioners and County Executive.