transportation

2:57 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

More snow now, less road repair later?

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Many local governments say the state should use some of its healthy budget surplus to help them deal with the unusually severe winter weather.
Michigan counties are nervously watching as their road maintenance budgets deplete because of record-setting winter weather. The County Road Association of Michigan says local agencies are rapidly spending their road maintenance budgets and it could leave less for much-needed repairs in the summer.
2:49 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Michigan bicyclists get new right turn signal

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State officials say the old approved hand signal was outdated and confusing to motorists.
LANSING - Michigan bicyclists are getting another way to signal a right turn. Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed legislation giving bicyclists the option of signaling a right turn by extending their right arm horizontally. Until now, they could signal a right turn with an L position by extending their left arm upward.
2:47 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Portage backs transit planning, with reservations

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The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority hopes to have the regional bus plan ready next year.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage supports a plan for regionalized public transportation in Kalamazoo County by 2015, but the city wants no part in assuming the retirement health care costs that would come with a new bus system.
8:17 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Amtrak adding additional trains for Thanksgiving weekend

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Week of Thanksgiving is busiest of year for Amtrak
LANSING - Amtrak will add more trains between Chicago and Michigan for the busy Thanksgiving weekend. The passenger train service will have nine extra round trips between Michigan and Chicago from Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Monday, Dec. 2.
9:26 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

WMU team gets $1.4-million grant to launch transportation research center

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Part of $63-million awarded by Transportation Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A multidisciplinary team at Western Michigan University University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the university announced Thursday. WMU will be the lead institution for the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, which will focus on improving public transit, providing safer pedestrian and bicycle networks and making transportation more accessible for children, people with disabilities and lower-income residents.

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