Plan will help increase efficiency, services of Kalamazoo Co. Transportation Authority
LANSING - A bipartisan plan introduced by State Representative Sean McCann (Kalamazoo) to help improve the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority (KCTA) was signed into law today. The new law will allow the KCTA to change its organizational structure in an effort to increase efficiency and services to the county.
“First and foremost, this plan is about improving public transportation for our neighbors across Kalamazoo County,” McCann said. “But I’m also proud that my first bill to pass the House has now been signed in to law. I want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and the Governor for recognizing the importance of this plan. This is a great example of how we must continue to work together to improve the quality of life in Kalamazoo County and communities across Michigan.”
The plan, which consists of two bills introduced by McCann and State Representative Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage), will give local officials the ability to split the KCTA into two distinct authorities. Such an organizational shift would allow public transportation services in Kalamazoo County to operate in a more efficient, cost-effective manner, while also improving services to both urban and rural residents.