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The Woodward light rail project is officially dead

The following clip comes from the Detroit Free Press: The ambitious plan for a light-rail line on Woodward Avenue between downtown Detroit and 8 Mile has been scrapped in favor of a system of city and suburban buses, several officials briefed on the decision told the Free Press today. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told […]

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High-speed bus system to link Ann Arbor and Detroit, as precursor to passenger rail

According to an article posted to the Detroit Free Press site this evening, Governor Snyder will announce plans tomorrow to roll out a high-speed bus network which, among other things, will connect Ann Arbor and downtown Detroit. Although it’s not mentioned explicitly in the article, the bus line, which appears to be following the proposed […]

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Is there cause to reconsider the Ypsilanti City Charter?

In addition to having the Keep Ypsi Rollin’ transit millage on the ballot next week, local folks will have an opportunity to weigh in on whether or not now would be a good time to convene a Charter Commission to revise the City Charter. Following is the language of the ballot initiative. CITY OF YPSILANTI […]

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The future of bus service in Ypsilanti

On Tuesday, as a cost savings measure, our City Council voted 5-1 to cut AATA route #5, and to reduce service hours on Routes #10 and #11. After trying unsuccessfully for two days to write something meaningful on the subject myself, I decided to outsource the job to someone with a much greater understanding of […]

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