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Community Advocacy Organization

Eatran's Next Stop


Graphic by Charity Treat


Introduction

The Eaton County Transportation Authority (EATRAN) provides public transportation

services to Eaton County residents through open-door, curb-to-curb rides within the

county; out-of-county medical trips and an express bus to downtown Lansing. Eaton

County residents currently pay a 0.25 mill property tax to support EATRAN. Efforts are

underway to improve service and regional transportation connections, including

communities in Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Grand Ledge, Olivet, Potterville,

Bellevue and Delta Township. The system currently operates from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday through Friday.


To: All local media.


What: Press event hosted by EATRAN, in partnership with Delta Charter

Township and the Capital Area Transportation Authority. EATRAN

will announce the county’s first-ever transit study – EATRAN’s

Next Stop – Your Voice Chooses Where We Go.

Eaton County will launch a study to evaluate demand for EATRAN

services and to explore how to adapt to the transportation needs of

county residents and businesses, including the potential for a more

regionally coordinated transit system. The study will identify potential

future service options that could meet the county’s diverse mobility

needs and develop an action-oriented plan for how to implement

preferred solutions.


When: Monday, June 26, 2023

10 a.m. Formal program commences

10:35 a.m. Board bus for brief round-trip ride to Marketplace

Blvd.

for photo opportunity

11:10 a.m. Board bus to return to Delta Township Hall

11:30 a.m. Alight and depart


Where: Delta Township Hall

Conference Room A

7710 W. Saginaw Highway

Lansing, MI 48917

Delta Charter Township - Google Maps

Park in east lot – reserved


Why: Eaton County deserves a robust, quality transit system that addresses

the diverse mobility needs of residents and businesses for jobs, health

care, economic development and access to services across the tri-

county (Clinton-Eaton-Ingham) region. EATRAN is collecting feedback

from transit riders, residents and business owners, employees and

patrons to inform planners about their transportation needs.


Who: The speaker lineup follows:

Angela Witwer, State Representative District 76

Terrance Augustine, Chairperson, EATRAN Board of Directors;

Eaton County Board of Commissioners, District 3

Kenneth Fletcher, Supervisor, Delta Charter Township

Jean Ruestman, Administrator, Michigan Department of

Transportation, Office of Passenger Transportation

Bradley T. Funkhouser, Executive Director, Eaton County

Transportation Authority; Chief Executive Officer, Capital Area

Transportation Authority

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