The Transportation Coalition was
established in 2005 to begin to recognize the gaps in public transportation and
pull together providers to identify strategies to eliminate these gaps. The
work this group carries out involves the full gamut of transportation including
but not limited to buses, ride sharing, cabs, Lyft, Uber, bike, pedestrian
friendly options as well. All with a mind for inclusiveness and accessibility
To increase the awareness of
transportation issues and improve multi modal public transportation in
Livingston County. Furthermore, to
implement the Livingston County Transportation Master Plan.
Finalizing The Livingston County Transportation Master Plan in collaboration with county partners.
Implementations and progress:
- Increased hours of operation during weekdays.
- Increased hours of operation on the Saturday schedule.
- Started a Sunday bus.
- Contracted with Hamburg Senior Center to provide more direct ride services to grocery stores and shopping.
- Upgraded/diversified fleet vehicles to match the needs of riders.
- Contracted with St. Joseph Mercy Health, University of Michigan Health Systems and Providence to provide non-emergency transport to and from the hospitals.
- Partnered with Michigan Flyer to have a stop in Brighton at the Meijer's for Airport/Commuter Services. Book a ride go here: https://www.michiganflyer.com
- Created an advocacy and marketing website www.MoveLivCo.org to showcase our progress and achievements.
- Livingston County Trails Plan
These achievements were all recognized and approved by the Livingston County Board of Commission.
There are still many more aspects to achieve, but with your help we can accomplish them.
- Increase the availability of public transportation through:
- Increased service on evenings and weekends
- Increased coordination with service providers in neighboring counties
- Increase transportation options for all, no matter their hardships or handicaps.
- Increase the understanding of transportation needs, issues, and assets by community members, service providers, and decision makers.
- Ensure that riders and the public know that public transportation is safe to use with proper COVID-19 protocols in place.
- Become more knowledgeable about all modes of transportation, motorized and nonmotorized alike.
- Maintain a viable community coalition that includes substantial involvement by consumers and transportation users.
- Reevaluate the needs of our community, consumers and riders to focus attention on the priorities that truly matter.
The values below are the fundamental, strategically sound beliefs of a broad coalition of stakeholders, the Livingston County Transportation Coalition. These are divided between:
Core values: Those values that are deeply ingrained in the coalition that guide all of the coalition's decision and actions.
Aspirational values: Those values that a coalition needs to succeed in attaining the future transportation vision of the coalition.
- The coalition should always reflect and promote the value of public transportation and work towards goals that improve the quality of life for the community.
- The coalition will always act with honesty, integrity and transparency.
- The coalition will be proactive in advocating for ever improving public transportation services in Livingston County.
All future transportation investments and services should:
- Be guided by systematic, rigorous planning towards a comprehensive, multimodal, integrated and efficient system.
- Reflect preferential service to the transit dependent residents, workers and visitors (vulnerable citizens).
- Provide equitable opportunity to access community resources.
- Reflect a balance of value to business and consumers.
- Be affordable and sustainable.
- Assure that all modes of transportation are safe.
- Be implemented through phased growth that minimizes risk and maximizes value.
- Incorporate innovative solutions, including those driven by technology and supported, where applicable, by multiple transportation providers and public-private partnerships.
- Improve the environmental impacts of transportation in and around our county.
The processes to define and develop improved options for public transportation should:
- Involve collaboration of a diverse array of all stakeholders engaged through civility and thoughtful discussion.
- Lead to data and citizen driven decisions.
- Amplify the voice of need over the voice of control.
Join the Conversation
our Facebook Page for more information about activities and efforts to improve transportation
in and around Livingston County
get involved in advocating for better transportation for all in Livingston
County go to www.MoveLivCo.org
or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoveLivCo.
- Chambers of Commerce/DDA's/CVB (4): Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce, Howell Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, Howell Downtown Development Authority.
- Seniors Centers/Programs (5): Area Agency on Aging 1-B, Brighton Senior Center, Hartland Senior Center, Fowlerville Senior Center, Senior Reach Program.
- Health Care (4): Community Mental Health Dept., St. Joseph Mercy Health Care System, Providence Hospital, University of Michigan Health Systems.
- Human Services/Disabilities (6): Livingston Center for Independent Living, The Arc of Livingston, Human Services Collaborative Body, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Special Ministries, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA).
- Transportation Providers Agencies (5): Livingston Essential Transportation Services (LETS), People's Express, Howell Cab, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Flyer.
- Businesses (13): Beck Development, Excel Employment, First Impressions Printing, Five Star Signs, Friends of Lakeland Trust, Key Plastics, Realtor, The Marketeer, Thai Summit, Tri-Bar Manufacturing, March Plating, Work Skills Corporation, Hymes Coaching & Services.
- Planners (5): Conway Township Planning, City of Howell Planning, Howell Township Planning, Huron-Clinton Metroparks Planning Department, Livingston County Planning Department
- Education/Students (3): Cleary University, Howell Public Schools, Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA)
- Environmental Organizations (1): Crossroads Group Sierra Club
- Municipalities/County (8): City of Brighton, City of Howell, Hamburg Township, Marion Township, Green Oak Township, Conway Township, Livingston County Administration, Livingston County Board of Commissioners
- Faith-based Community/Charitable (4): Livingston County Catholic Charities, St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, LOVE INC, Livingston County United Way
- Transportation Advocacy (2): Friends of Wally (North-South Commuter Rail), Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
- Residents and Users of Transportation Services (28)
Coalition is far more that a collection of organizations that meets monthly to
discuss issues. Members are active in
advancing and even providing transportation in the county. Members will continue this active
collaboration for implementation of the remaining recommendations in the
Transportation Master Plan, through the coordination of the Chair, Neal
Glazebrook and Vice Chair, Mark Hymes (2020-2021).
Join the Coalition
Coalition meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3pm-4:00pm via the Zoom
app. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to attend.
a list of current members.
Success of the Transportation Coalition depends upon the ongoing commitment of Livingston County Organizations, officials, local government and residents to develop a county-wide plan for transportation. Members are required to demonstrate their commitment on behalf of themselves and their organizations. Below are the organizations represented on the Steering Committee.