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New Michigan authority narrows CEO candidate pool

Management & Operations| August 6, 2013
John C. Hertel, the GM of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART); Albert Martin, a former director of the Detroit DOT and SMART; and Larry E. Salci, a transportation consultant who at age 29 led the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority.

M-1 Rail awards Stacy and Witbeck contract

Management & Operations| August 6, 2013
Company will begin pre-construction work including assisting with the development of the maintenance of traffic strategy; reviewing design plans and provide input; and more.
Motorcoach| June 6, 2013

Indian Trails adds new route

The new Indian Trails Michigan service will make twice-daily stops in Bay City, Saginaw, Flint, Pontiac, Southfield and Detroit.
Management & Operations| April 29, 2013

Parsons Brinckerhoff earns Detroit DOT contract

Under the on-call contract, will provide professional consulting services to support DDOT transit initiatives, including assistance with identifying strategic opportunities for optimizing transit service delivery under resource constraints.
Bus| March 21, 2013

Mich. transit receives 60 ElDorado propane buses

Part of the agency’s “Go Green” initiative, each vehicle is estimated to put 82,956 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Bus| November 29, 2012

Mich. Senate approves transit legislation

The five-bill package calls for the creation of a Metro Detroit regional transit authority and would give that authority the power to seek voter approval for a vehicle registration fee or millage to fund a modern public transportation system.
Rail| November 28, 2012

Detroit breaks ground on $6.2M transit facility

The multimodal transit facility in Troy will utilize an existing rail line and is part of a comprehensive plan to connect Metro Detroit and Chicago.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Advocate: Detroit should focus on bus over rail

Neil Greenberg said Detroit’s M-1 rail project is more about real estate development than transit, and that improving the bus system is key to making transportation better in Detroit. He also presented his vision for transit in Southeast Michigan online.
Bus| October 16, 2012

Mich. lawmakers’ approval needed to advance public transit

Mayor Dave Bing, Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that a regional transit authority is needed in Detroit to finalize $25 million in federal funding for a series of rapid buses and another $25 million for a light rail streetcar project.
Bus| October 9, 2012

Survey: 67% of users say Detroit bus unreliable

The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.

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