The Gratiot Avenue Transit Study represents a crucial early step by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to develop reliable, higher quality transit between Detroit and Mt. Clemens, including the portion of Gratiot Avenue to M-59. Learn more about BRT here.

The Gratiot Avenue Transit Study will be accomplished using a transparent and inclusive public engagement process. We’ve also established a Policy and a Technical committee of local experts to advise us along the way.

The primary goals of the Gratiot Avenue Transit Study are to:

  • Evaluate a wide range of alternatives to connect Wayne and Macomb counties with modern, efficient, and attractive public transit services.
  • Support the long-term transportation and land use vision of communities, major institutional stakeholders, employers and transportation providers along Gratiot Avenue.
  • Identify key economic opportunities along the corridor supported by transit.
  • Identify the best transit solutions to develop as a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for inclusion in the RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan and in the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) long range transportation plan.
  • Prepare environmental analysis and request for federal funding with a local match.