Friends of Transit: Getting There Together Weekly

May 6, 2009

The Thank You Edition

Filed under: Uncategorized — friendsoftransit @ 6:02 pm


Thank You.

Thank you for all of your hard work on the Silver Line Millage Campaign. In spite of our efforts, we did not win.

Please note the word choice.

We did not win the Silver Line Millage. I do not feel in any way that we lost this election. This is not “spin.” This is not minimizing the fact that the YES votes totaled 47.7% and the No votes were at 52.3%.

Actually, this phrase puts proper light on the fact that a HUGE THANK YOU needs to go out to our record number of volunteers and endorsers and supporters. Unfortunately, voters looked into the eyes of the worst Michigan economy since the Great Depression and, collectively, we blinked.

So, I say THANK YOU to all who helped in any way. Feel good about how well we did. Some might even think 47.7% yes in this economy is quite a feet. (Let’s hope the feds do!)

Also, stay tuned. This speed bump will definitely slow us down some, but there are a few transit issues on the horizon at the county, state and federal levels. (We’ll save the details until next week.)


All for today.



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