The Detroit News: Norcia – Bus millage helps workers | Opinion

DTE Energy is a strong supporter of economic dynamism and workforce development, two issues linked inexorably in a region struggling to equip people for the modern workplace. That is why my company supports the independent efforts of leaders in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to pass public transportation millage proposals.

Without a functioning transportation system, people living in Metro Detroit can’t get to their jobs unless they own cars. For many of our neighbors, driving to work is not an option because they can’t afford a car, or they are too physically challenged to drive. Even for those who own automobiles, public transportation lets someone else do the driving, makes its affordable, safe and a reliable option that also conserves energy.