Rochester Transit Stories

SMART bus running Route #494 near Troy Beaumont Hospital

We want your stories!

Whether you are a resident, employee, student, or just someone who frequents the Rochester, MI area, we want to hear how you would use transit in our area (if you don’t already!). Send us your thoughts and we’ll add them to our website!

Residents on Transit

Should Funding Regional Public Transit in Southeast Michigan Be Optional?
Laura Herberg, WDET, May 2018
Feat. Tendai Mangenja, Rochester Hills resident

Profiles in transit: Meet four Metro Detroiters who take the bus
Erin Gold, Metromode, May 2018
Feat. Scott Struzik, Rochester Hills resident

Transit authority head listens to Rochester area concerns, ideas for regional transportation
Paul Kampe, The Oakland Press, July 2015

Students and Faculty on Transit

College Commuter: Campus-Hopping
Corey Rowe, Rochester Hills resident and Oakland University alumnus, February 2020

A New Approach to Engagement Sees Exemplary Results
Ghazi Ghazi, International Relations student at Oakland University, January 2020

Racial Change is Shaking up the Transit Landscape in Detroit, Atlanta
Angie Schmitt, Streetsblog USA, May 2019
Feat. Corey Rowe

An Argument for Public Transportation in Rochester, Rochester Hills
Corey Rowe, May 2019

Letter to the editor: Better public transit
Zachary Baker, Oakland University alumnus and former member of the RTA Citizens Advisory Council, February 2019

OPINION: Better transit will save OU parking
Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter with the Oakland Post, January 2019

Be a part of the solution to parking, not the problem
Fay Hansen, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, October 2013

Employees and Employers on Transit

On Detroit Transit Woes and James Robertson
Ryan Felton, The Periphery, March 2015
Feat. James Robertson, Rochester Hills employee

Detroiter’s commute of heart and sole
Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, January 2015

Transit in Oakland County

This Suburb Opted In to SMART After 19 Years
Joel Batterman, Motor City Freedom Riders
Feat. Martha Potere, Rochester native