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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.


May 20, 2013

Ann Arbor approves funds for U. of Mich. project

Under an agreement with the university, the city is using the money to pay for installation of telecommunications fiber, sensors and electronic equipment, as well as some network support.


February 15, 2013

U. of Mich., non-profit launch area bike share

The CEC has taken the lead on the project, securing a $700,000 grant from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The university also plans to support operating funds in the first three years of the program.


November 19, 2012

Man who stole U. of Mich. bus had keys

The former driver, who was fired two years before, pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing stolen property — a lesser offense than what he was charged with — in October. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.


September 17, 2012

U. of Mich. adds 3 more hybrid buses

Part of a $14 million sustainability initiative launched last September. The university unveiled its first four hybrid buses six months ago.


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