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Transit Millage Campaign Starts

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Sally Vinter of 603 Sunset has been appointed by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to direct a citizens campaign supporting the 2.5 milis the AATA is seeking in April for a comprehensive public transit system. Mrs. Vinter, a former director of a youth program for Juvenile Court and coördinator of volunteer services for the Community Mental Health Center, says the campaign she is preparing will differ from past millage campaigns in that it will seek its primary support on the citizen I level instead of relying on officials and prominently known persons. She says she, hopes to bring together a large number of volunteers to w o r k on the , campaign, and eventually will arrange for speakers to dress various local groups to I I explain the transportation 1 I posal. She invites anyone 1 I ing to join the campaign to I I cali 668-7439 any morning. The AATA has been informed I Iby Arthur Simsar, special 1 sultant wáfídng on the mass I transit proposal, that a I tem similar to the one being I proposed for Ann Arbor in I gina, Saskatchewan, has been I working succesfully. Simsar, who recently I spected that system, added I that the taxi cab association I there will be sending a letter I to the AATA confirming that I the system has resulted in an I increase taxi cab ridership I in Regina. One of the I cisms of the local proposal is I that it might run the taxi I ers out of business. The AATA was also told the increase in ridership on the regular bus system continued . to increase last month. Revenues from ridership in January were up 11 per cent over the same period in 1972, and 30 per cent over January, 1971.