Earlier this week, Stateside spoke to Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Chair Andy LaBarre about their counties’ consideration of a transit plan that would include links between Ann Arbor and downtown Detroit.
Macomb and Oakland county leaders appeared to distance themselves from supporting a ballot proposal for a four county regional transit system.
Mark Hackel is the Macomb County Executive. He joined Stateside to discuss Macomb County’s stance on the embattled regional mass transit plan, his ideas for moving regional mass transit forward, and his opinion of the preliminary Detroit-Wayne-Washtenaw transit plan.
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson declined Stateside's invitation to share his perspective.
Listen to the full conversation above.