Rep. Peters Supports Troy Transit Center Vote
Today U.S. Rep. Gary Peters applauded the Troy City Council for reconsidering and voting to accept $6.2 million in job creating federal transit funds. These dollars will do much more than just build a transit center, he said — they will connect Troy to the greater regional transit plan and create new jobs building and maintaining the station. Peters added this new station will also attract new private investment in the area around the transit center for years to come. In his statement, Peters credited the families of Troy and the local business community for creating the pressure necessary to convince Troy City Council to accept these funds.
"Investing in a regional transit plan for the Greater Detroit area is critical in spurring economic development, creating jobs and building our way out of these tough economic times," said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters. "The decision to accept these funds moves our region closer to a broader Greater Detroit transit plan. I think credit is due to the business community and the families of Troy that refused to take no for an answer from City Council."