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November 17, 2014

U. of Mich. reviewing sustainability goals

Despite the 2011 goal to reduce carbon gas emissions by 25%, university data published by the Office of Campus Sustainability show that emissions decreased in 2012, but then increased in 2013. Transportation emissions have seen consistent decreases.


September 22, 2014

U. of Michigan shuttle looks to increase ridership

The Detroit Connector, now in its second year of operation after being renewed as a part of the University’s Detroit Center budget, made its first journey of this year Sept. 18 running on grant money. The service is free, and the Connector staff plans to keep it that way for as long as possible, though a $5 donation per ride is suggested.


July 21, 2014

U. of Mich, transit team for physical therapy transportation

The program is a student-run free clinic and combines health education with physical therapy. It is a sponsored student organization under the University of Michigan-Flint.


May 19, 2014

New U. of Mich. transportation building approved

The new center, planned for North Campus, will allow UM to buy bigger buses to transport more students during peak hours. UM’s current garage is too small to accommodate the larger buses.


April 7, 2014

U. of Mich. launches SafeRide app

Two seniors created SafeRide, which students can use to order a ride directly from their phone or computer. They designed the app in part to reduce wait times by alerting users when buses are en route and arrive at a stop.


January 6, 2014

U. of Michigan pilots late-night, off campus bus route

Will run through neighborhoods typically occupied by students. The route, funded by student groups, will supplement U-M’s free on-campus Safe Ride service. The university’s Central Student Government called for the service to help increase student safety off-campus.


November 18, 2013

Michigan Flyer expands service to Detroit Metro Airport

The new schedule will increase the frequency of service from eight to 12 trips a day on the segment between East Lansing and Ann Arbor, while discontinuing the stop at the University of Michigan Central Campus Transit Center at a savings of about $407,000 in operating costs.


August 26, 2013

Fed research group extends testing of connected vehicle technology

During the past year, the test examined the use of connected vehicle technology in light vehicles, including driver acceptance, safety benefits, and overall system reliability and performance.


August 5, 2013

U. of Mich. expands bike rental program

In its first year, the popular program exceeded expectations. University officials said if the popularity of the program continues, they will try to add 10 to 15 new bicycles every year going forward.


July 5, 2013

U. of Michigan exploring alternatives to SafeRide program

The plan is in its early stages, with rough drafts of potential bus routes and determining optimal bus ride lengths and the best bus stops being developed.


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