Letter: ‘Yes’ on Regional Transit is a moral imperative

Our disconnected transit system has left seniors and the disabled isolated in their homes — unable to get to doctors or grocery stores for basic needs. It has left hard-working families struggling to find accessible, good-paying jobs and spending too much their income on transportation. It has left young people cut off from educational opportunities at our local community colleges, trade schools, and universities.

We believe that supporting a Regional Transit system that connects Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties is a moral imperative. We urge you to vote yes for Regional Transit on November 8.

The Rev. Aramis Hinds, Breakers Covenant Church International, Detroit

The Rev. Susan Bock, Grace Episcopal Church, Mount Clemens

The Rev. Gary Haller, Birmingham First United Methodist Church

The Rev. Jeffery Harrold, New Beginnings Community Church of Washtenaw County

The Rev. Robert Cornwall, Central Woodward Christian, Troy

The Rev. Robert Scullin, S.J., GESU Catholic Church, Detroit

Rabbi Jeffrey Falick, Birmingham Temple, Farmington Hills

Rabbi Alana Alpert, Congregation T’chiyah, Oak Park

The Rev. Scott Steiner, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak

The Rev. Carter Grimmett, Good Shepherd UMC, St. Clair Shores

The Rev. Louise Ott, Congregational Church of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills

The Rev. Beth Taylor, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak

The Rev. Becky Bolander, American Lutheran Church, Clinton Township

The Rev. Greg Larsen, First Congregational Church, Rochester

The Rev. Barton Beebe, Christ Lutheran Church, Sterling Heights

The Rev. Charlotte Sommers, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Troy

The Rev. Claude May, Oasis of Hope Christian Church, Detroit

The Rev. Claude Bass, St. John’s CME Church, Detroit

Apostle John Harvey, Serenity Christian Church, Hazel Park

The Rev. Theodore Turman, First Baptist Church, Southfield

Sister Valerie Knoche, IHM, St. Clement of Rome, Romeo

The Rev. Tyson Kelley, Womack Temple CME, Inkster

The Rev. A. Richard Doss, Fews Memorial CME Church, River Rouge

The Rev. Jill Hardt Zundel, Central United Methodist Church, Detroit

The Rev. Kevin Johnson, Calvary Presbyterian Church, Detroit

The Rev. Richard Leliaert, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Redford

The Rev. Kevin Turman, Second Baptist Church, Detroit

The Rev. Tim Spannaus, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Royal Oak

The Rev. James Rhodenhiser, St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor

Vicar Joe Summers, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Ann Arbor

The Rev. Greer Cherney Johnson, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Warren

The Rev. Michael Cunningham, East Lake Baptist Church, Detroit