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Flint, Mich.'s MTA expands 'Ride to Groceries' program

Management & Operations| August 4, 2016

The service was created last year to offset the closing of grocery stores, in what is known as “food deserts,” by definition, areas where there are no convenient or accessible grocery stores.

M-1's Brookville streetcars on pace for fall delivery

Rail| June 15, 2016

The $140 million project is on schedule to begin moving passengers on the 3.3-mile route next spring.

Rail| May 4, 2016

M-1 Rail opens rail facility for Detroit streetcar

The Penske Tech Center will be the nation’s first vehicle storage and maintenance facility to operate completely off-wire.

Rail| December 23, 2015

Detroit streetcar on forefront of branding for public transit

Selling the naming rights for an entire mass transit system puts Detroit future streetcar on the forefront of a trend in public transportation, say several industry analysts.

Sustainability| September 17, 2015

ROUSH CleanTech develops extended range tank for Ford E-450

With 64 usable gallons of propane autogas, the new tank holds 56% more fuel than the standard 41-usable gallon tank option.

Bus| September 3, 2015

SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.

Management & Operations| April 14, 2015

Detroit DOT hiring 100 bus drivers

The hiring of more drivers, which includes a starting wage jump of $2 an hour, is part of an effort to provide reliable, timely public transit service.

Mobility| February 26, 2015

Detroit's M-1 releases maintenance, operations RFP

The duration of the initial contract will be five years, with M-1 RAIL having the option to renew it for an additional two-to-five years. It is expected to cost around $5 million annually to operate the M-1 RAIL streetcar system.

Rail| February 18, 2015

Detroit streetcar tech center renderings unveiled

The cost to design and build the facility, which includes community input, is estimated to be $6.9  million.

Management & Operations| February 6, 2015

Detroit DOT sat for years on millions for ride program

But not until last summer did DDOT launch the rides program for Detroit residents. Why DDOT didn't set up the program earlier was not immediately clear this week.

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