public transportation

6:29 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Proposal Would Consolidate Public Transportation in Berrien County

Change would likely take years to implement if it moves forward
ST. JOSEPH - A proposal to consolidate the four public transportation services in Berrien County under a single authority got a mixed reception Thursday from county commissioners. The recommendation, based on a study developed by a coalition of 18 organizations over five years, identified serious shortcomings with public transit.
6:18 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Grand Rapids Launches Rapid Bus System

Free rides are being offered during the first week
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - From the second-floor of The Rapid's headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids, Conrad Venema looks out at U.S. 131 cutting through the heart of the city. The view offers a stark contrast of travel of old - mammoth concrete corridors designed for personal vehicles - against what transportation planners like Venema see as the future with shared rides that reduce potential gridlock and speed movement.
9:20 am
Fri August 8, 2014

District Map for Kalamazoo County Busses OK'ed

Voters could consider a new bus millage in 2015 if local government approve the plan.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County took another step toward regionalizing its public transit system Wednesday night after county commissioners approved a proposed district map for fixed-route services. The urbanized district will be governed by a new Central County Transit Authority that is expected to be formed by county commissioners in September.
12:02 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Advocates Call For Funding Public Transit in Addition to Roads

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

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.

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