public transportation

12:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Advocates Call For Funding Public Transit in Addition to Roads

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Michigan lawmakers are considering a package to boost road funding
LANSING, MI -- Public transit advocates are urging Michigan lawmakers to look beyond roads and bridges as they debate long-term plans to increase annual infrastructure funding. "With vehicle miles traveled down for the ninth straight year, public transit is increasing it's importance in the Michigan transportation system," Chris Kolb, a former state lawmaker who now heads the Michigan Environmental Council, said Thursday in testimony before the House Transportation Committee.
6:16 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Battle Creek officials recommend cutting transit services

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City Commission is expected to take up issue on February fourth
City officials said their hands are tied, and without the money, transit services paid for by federal grant dollars will have to be eliminated before funding runs out in mid-February. "Personally, and as a manager, I wish we weren't here," Battle Creek Transit Manager Rich Werner said during a public meeting Tuesday afternoon.
9:04 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Less money, but more demand for Dial-A-Ride in Berrien County

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Cut in federal grant money leaves authority looking for funding
As demand increases, federal funding is decreasing and services are being cut for the Twin Cities Transit Authority (TCATA), better known as Dial-A-Ride. Bill Purvis, Dial-A-Ride's executive director, said there has been a 27 percent increase in the number of rides given by the authority since 2010 - from 172,660 to 219,167 rides.