The RTA (Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan) is working to improve transit coordination throughout our region and develop rapid, reliable and regional transit between and around Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties and the city of Detroit.
After the Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Master Plan Release Meeting there will be several Outreach Meetings in June.
A Little History - In 2010, General Motors Corporation abandoned the Willow Run Powertrain production facility as part of its bankruptcy re-organization. This 5 million square foot plant dates back to March of 1941 when construction began on what at the time was to become the largest manufacturing plant under one roof in the entire world.
This plant, designed by famed Ford Motor Company industrialist Charles Sorenson was planned because the United States needed 18,000 B-24 bombers to fight the Axis powers during World War II. At the time, Consolidated Aircraft in California was building one B-24 per month. The only way to produce the numbers President Roosevelt demanded for the war effort was to “build them on an automotive style assembly line” – so said Henry Ford. The President listened to him, looked at Sorenson’s plans for what would become the Willow Run Bomber Plant and after hearing that Ford could build one B-24 per hour instead of one B-24 per month, Roosevelt was convinced. Ford was given the largest contract ever signed at that point in time by the US Government and Willow Run was born.
Read the full story with progress photos.
Did you miss the Homefront Victory Celebration in August 2015? Check out the full event and parade videos!
The Homefront Victory Celebration honored the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day and our Community’s Contribution to Peace August 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015.
|Wed May 25 @ 7:00PM - |
NHW Lay Gardens Meeting
|Thu May 26 @ 7:00PM - |
NHW Roundtree Meeting
|Fri May 27 @ 8:00AM - 08:00PM|
Social Ballroom Dance Registration Due for 6/3 - 6/24 Class
|Fri May 27 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM|
Detroit Tigers Game Registration Due for 6/29 Day Trip - 50 & Beyond
Charter Township of Ypsilanti • 7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197 • (734) 484 - 4700
Mon. - Fri., 8:30am - 4:30pm • Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm daily