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FTA releases $46.7M to Mich., $14.4M to Pa.

Bus| October 18, 2011
A portion of funding for both states will go to replacing a transfer center and buses and upgrading a maintenance facility to LEED standards.

Detroit’s SMART to cut service, lay off 123 workers

Bus| October 13, 2011
After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

ROUSH, Flint MTA unveil new propane paratransit vehicle at BusCon

The shuttle on display will be in service by October, while a second propane autogas vehicle has already hit the streets, serving Michigan’s City of Flint and Genesee County.
Rail| September 1, 2011

Detroit people mover likely to cut service as funds disappear

City officials recently approved a 25-cent fare increase, the first since the 2.9-mile elevated light rail system opened in 1987, saying that reducing service is a better solution than shutting down the service completely.
Bus| August 8, 2011

FTA creates panel to advance transportation in SE Mich.

While much of the two-day meeting's focus will be on Detroit's planned Woodward Avenue light rail system, the panel will also share insights on how area leaders can work together to develop a larger vision for future public transportation development.
University| May 9, 2011

Michigan’s Ferris State U. to pilot bus service

After research recently conducted by a Ferris task force yielded sufficient interest from students, prospective students and faculty, the university will move forward with The Rapid bus service to the main campus in Big Rapids.
Bus| April 14, 2011

Detroit DOT bus drivers protest proposed state budget cuts

Eighty-two called in sick to participate in a "National Day of Protest" organized by the AFL-CIO and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Rail| October 20, 2010

PB wins EIS contract for Detroit light rail project

The approximately $400 million project is for a proposed 9.3-mile light rail transit system expected to be in operation by 2016. The project is being structured as an innovative public-private partnership, with a private group, M1 Rail, providing funding and participating in the development of a portion of the system.
Bus| September 2, 2010

Study: Transit job creation grows Mich. economy

Shows that for every 10 jobs created in the public transit sector, six additional jobs are created in the rest of the economy.
Bus| July 1, 2010

Michigan approves new transit plan

The Rapid’s board of directors greenlighted the construction of modern streetcar and bus rapid transit lines. May require renewal or increase of a dedicated property tax.

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