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More public transit — except buses — on road to privatization

Most public transit agencies across the country contract with private firms to provide some services and operations, a new federal study shows. A survey by the General Accountability Office (GAO) found local agencies across the country are most likely to contract out for paratransit services for disabled riders, dial-a-ride (or demand-response) and commuter rail service. ...

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Royal Oak Township joins list of Black communities under EM

Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing to subject another Black community to emergency management, making it the eighth city under total state control, if Highland Park is also taken. Cities under emergency management comprise nine percent of the state’s population and half of the Black population. The subjection of Highland Park and Royal Oak will bump up those percentages. ...

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