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2009 House Bill 5731: Create “DARTA” transit authority
Introduced by Rep. Bert Johnson (D) on December 18, 2009
To create a new Detroit Area Regional Transportation Authority (DARTA) covering Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, and Wayne counties, by merging the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) transit system and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), and bound by the current labor agreements of those entities. The authority could levy property taxes with the approval of a majority of the aggregate of all votes cast in an election in the four counties.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Intergovernmental, Urban And Regional Affairs Committee on December 18, 2009
Reported in the House on May 18, 2010

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