transportation

9:47 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Uber Ridesharing Arrives in Michigan

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Ann Arbor officials want Uber to leave their city, saying it unfairly competes against licensed taxi operators.
FLINT, MI -- The popular ridesharing service Uber launched in Flint this week, part of a multi-city Michigan expansion that included Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Lansing. The company announced the expansion Thursday, July 24, on it's website. Now users can use the company's smartphone app to connect with drivers across the city.
2:18 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Passenger Train From Holland to Detroit Studied

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Amtrak passenger counts in Michigan have risen significantly in recent years.
LANSING - The Michigan Department of Transportation will study the viability of a passenger railroad line that would connect Holland to Detroit by way of Grand Rapids and Lansing. The rail line may never materialize, but the study is the first official step by the state to create a new rail line connecting Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit.
8:49 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Questions Raised About State Deal to Buy Passenger Rail Cars

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State wants to buy passenger cars rather than pay a leasing charge to Amtrak
Lansing State lawmakers are looking into claims that the Department of Transportation is mistakenly planning to buy passenger rail cars that Wisconsin rejected as the result of a faulty bidding process.
3:28 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

US 131-Stadium Drive Work Starts Monday

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This year MDOT says work will include major improvement of the intersection of Stadium and Drake Road.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Michigan Department of Transportation officials hosted an open house Thursday to address any last minute concerns local residents may have before work begins Monday on a $21.5 million reconstruction of the U.S. 131 interchange at Stadium Drive.
7:15 am
Fri April 25, 2014

County Roads Group Says More Than $2-Billion Needed for Michigan Road Repair

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Governor Snyder has proposed higher vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes, but says he's open to other ideas
Lansing The County Road Association of Michigan said Thursday the state needs at least $2.1 billion in additional road funding nearly $1 billion more than Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed to adequately cover repairs on state and local roads.

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