Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority
Transportation Millage Request for August 4, 2015 Election
Learn More About the Public Transit Millage Election to be Held on August 4, 2015
What is a CCTA Millage Request?
Voters will be asked to approve a millage up 0.75 mills for five years beginning in 2016 within the CCTA Boundaries. For more information on these boundaries and maps: Learn More About CCTA CCTA Boundary Map by Precinct CCTA Precincts in Oshtemo Township
Why Ask for a Millage?
People depend on public transit services, with more than 3.2 million rides provided in 2014 - an increase of 20.3% since 2010
How Will the Community Benefit?
- Maintain current levels of bus service
- For Most Routes
- Add daytime Sunday bus service
- Add extended nightime hours for 2nd/3rd shift workers and students
- Increased frequencies on heavily used routes, reducing wait time for the next bus
The millage is estimated to generate $3.5 million in 2016. This is important for leveraging State and Federal Grants
If I Vote No, What Will Happen?
- This will not fund the fixed-route bus service
How is Public Transportation Funded?
State Grants - 34%
Property Tax Millages - 29%
Fares - 21%
Federal Grants - 14%
Other - 2.5%
How Much Will the Millage Cost Me?
The cost of the 0.75 millage request for a homeowner whose home has a market value of $100,000 ($50,000) taxable value is $37.50 per year - about $.10 cents per day
What is the Millage Question?
"The Central County Transportation Authority was formed to operate and provide fixed route bus public transportation services within its geographic boundary and seeks authorization from the electors to levy up to 0.75 mills. Shall the Central County Transportation Authority levy a tax, for public transportation purposes, of up to 0.75 mills, being 75 cents ($0.75) per thousand dollars ($1000) of taxable value, on all taxable property within the geographic boundary of the Central County Transportation Authority for a period of five (5) years, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. It is estimated that 0.75 mills would raise $3,517,178 in the first year."