Today I joined Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Meridian Township Treasurer Julie Brixie, Ingham County Board Chair Brian McGrain, LEAP, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, CATA - Capital Area Transportation Authority, and others on a fact-finding trip to the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority to learn about their "Better" Rapid Transit system in anticipation of the development of a similar BRT system along the Michigan-Grand River Avenue corridor in metro Lansing.
CATA's BRT project has the potential to transform our region and provide a foundation for future economic development, investment, and growth. From a transit, connectivity, and economic development perspective, the impact of BRT on Cleveland is remarkable. CATA's BRT project is currently in the final stages of the federal Environmental Assessment process through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Stay tuned.