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Detroit rail project announcement coming soon

Rail| August 22, 2012
May be just weeks away. Lawmakers are still debating the creation of a regional transit authority, which would also operate a light rail line in Detroit.

Michigan Flyer receives grant

Motorcoach| August 14, 2012
The grant enables the service to increase from eight to 12 the number of daily round trips originating in East Lansing.
Bus| June 29, 2012

Detroit bus drivers: Bedbugs on buses

About 50 Detroit DOT drivers have reported seeing the bugs on buses. The agency says that that any buses reported to have bedbugs will be cleaned and fumigated. The union says the agency needs to take more preventive measures.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Roush propane vehicle completes Altoona testing

The completion of this testing means all paratransit body configurations that are compatible with the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 chassis are eligible for FTA funding, including Champion, ElDorado National, Elkhart Coach, Glaval Bus, Goshen Coach and Starcraft Bus.
Bus| June 19, 2012

Detroit DOT bus tracking improves system

Ninety-five percent of buses are using a tracking system that allows control center operators to adjust routes to fill any gaps caused by unpredicted delays. Operators say the system has made operations run smoothly.
Bus| May 21, 2012

Mich. MTA unveils hydrogen bus, alt. fuel facility

MTA's new fuel cell bus is hybrid-electric, zero emission and powered by a 120 kW UTC Power PureMotion fuel cell system.
Bus| May 14, 2012

Flint MTA readies hydrogen bus for service

In preparation for placing the bus on the road, a team comprised of MTA employees and Kettering University professor, Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed, have familiarized themselves with bus operator training, preventive maintenance, storage, installation of bus related software and monthly reporting requirements.
Rail| April 24, 2012

Detroit light rail group to pay some costs, raises estimate

Backers now estimate the 3.3-mile streetcar line will cost $137 million to build.
Bus| April 10, 2012

Mich. private-partnership introduces Detroit airport service

TheRide, Michigan Flyer, the University of Michigan, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, and the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau work together to launch AirRide.
Bus| March 22, 2012

Mich. transit advocates tour state to highlight issues

Five transportation advocates launched a three-day tour of Michigan by public transit to draw attention to what's working and what isn’t in the state's system.

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