Three northern Oakland County communities this week unanimously approved a five-year millage renewal for transportation services.
The Northern Oakland Transportation Authority provides bus service to seniors, the disabled, and low-income residents of Oxford, Orion and Addison townships. The authority also provides service to the villages of Oxford, Orion, and Leonard.
“I am overwhelmed with gratitude that the residents of all three townships passed the renewal with such a large margin,” said Lynn Gromaski, NOTA’s executive director. “I appreciate that residents continue to put their trust in NOTA.”
The authority operates 16 routes Monday through Friday and two routes for local service on Saturday and Sunday with 24 vehicles, 23 equipped to transport riders in wheelchairs, 28 drivers and four dispatchers.
Last year the authority provided over 40,000 rides for northern Oakland residents.
“Having a valuable resource like NOTA is a valuable asset to the residents that rely on us,” said Gromaski.
Addison Township voters approved a renewal, 1,315 yes to 579 no, for 0.25 mills annually, which will generate $104,458 in the first year of the levy.
Orion Township voters approved a 0.2316 mill renewal, 5,838 yes to 2,635 no.
It will generate $490,776 in the first year of the levy.
Oxford township voters approved a renewal of 0.2315 mills which will generate $241,346 in the first year.
Fares are $1 for all one-way rides to Orion, Oxford, and Addison townships and $2 for all other one-way rides in their service area.
For more information call 248-693-7100.