Despite local opposition and uncertainty at the federal level, the Capital Area Transportation Authority isn't giving up on its plan to build a bus rapid transit system that would connect Lansing, East Lansing and Meridian Township.
A new project manager, Bradley Funkhouser, CATA's deputy CEO, will start work on the effort on Monday. Debbie Alexander, the former BRT project manager, has retired; her last day was Friday.
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and several grass roots groups oppose the BRT project at a time when its federal funding remains in limbo. Under CATA's plan, about $100 million for BRT would come from a Federal Transit Administration grant program called Small Starts.
Read the complete article at http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/01/09/cata-bus-rapid-transit/96215800/