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(MPRN-Washington D.C.) President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next transportation secretary faced a U.S. Senate panel.

"Battle Creek has moved forward on a $3.5 million effort to create a three-mile railroad quiet zone in the downtown area. Trains would traverse 11 rail crossings in the city's center without sounding their horns once the city installs advanced crossing barriers." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The City of Kalamazoo now has guidelines for anyone who wants to operate a commercial quadricycle service. Those are the rolling six- to 14-person pedaled vehicles that are being used for bar-hopping, brewery-hopping and sightseeing in other cities." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The Michigan Department of Transportation’s “Rumble Strip Initiative” has received a National Roadway Safety Award. The strips were placed under the center line of all non-freeway, high-speed, rural roads across the state to prevent accidents." (WDET)

Andy Robins / WMUK

A coalition says Kalamazoo needs to take back its streets to make them safer and more pleasant for everyone to use. Members of the Complete Streets Coalition of Kalamazoo held signs and gave flyers to passing motorists in the Fairmont neighborhood Wednesday urging them to slow down.