Kalamazoo County transit millage

Voters in Kalamazoo County will see a five-year transit millage on their ballots May 3. The revenue from the tax would help pay for the Metro County Connect service, where users throughout the county pay a fee for a ride to their destination.

Right now, residents of the county pay 0.4 mills a year for the service. If the new levy passes, the rate would drop to 0.315 mills. That means a taxpayer whose house’s market value is $100,000 would pay about $16 a year.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Voters in many parts of Kalamazoo County will see a transit tax proposed on their ballots on August 4. A new authority is poised to take over transit operations if the tax passes. But that authority comes with new district boundaries, and not every bus that runs now is in.

Michigan NOW

Earlier this month, voters in Kalamazoo County renewed a millage for public transit service. But in southeastern Michigan, officials are still trying to pull a new regional transit system together.

They and others met recently at the University of Detroit Mercy where they heard from transit system managers around the country. They included Toby Barlow, an advocate for the auto industry who says his heart is still with trains and busses.

Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus reports.



Voters in Kalamazoo County have approved the renewal of a county-wide transit millage. A $62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Public Schools has passed. 

Vote is a step toward a countywide transit system