Tag Archives: Dingell

Ann Arbor – Detroit passenger rail… Can Dingell deliver?

According to an article just published in Crain’s, it looks as though we should find out in a few days whether or not the Federal Rail Administration will be coming forward to invest $200 million in the Ann Arbor – Detroit commuter line that we’re all so anxious to see happen. Here’s a clip: …The […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Politics, Rail, Sustainability, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Dingell on the Daily Show

My Congressman, John Dingell, was on the Daily Show last night. I didn’t find it to be a terribly insightful interview, but as he’s our representative, I thought that it belonged up here on the front page. As I think I’ve shared with you in the past, I like Dingell, but I don’t think I […]

Posted in Media, Politics | Also tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Governor comes through with $500K for Ypsi Freighthouse

As promised, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm came to town this morning to drop off a giant $500,000 check for the restoration of Ypsilanti’s historic Freighthouse… Here’s a photo snapped by our friend Thomas Kula, who somehow managed to position himself in the front row: The following video comes from the Ypsilanti Citizen. If you watch […]

Posted in Michigan, Rail, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Granholm to deliver giant check to Ypsilanti Freighthouse

As I think many of you know, John Dingell and Jennifer Granholm, among others, have been working these past several months to get the rehabilitation of our historic Freighthouse covered by federal stimulus funds. Well, word on the street is that they’ve been successful. According to several reputable sources, Representative Dingell and Governor Granholm will […]

Posted in Michigan, Politics, Rail, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

The Big 3, and their role in making Michigan irrelevant

The Washington Post has a really good, comprehensive piece today on the waning influence of Michigan and the automotive industry in Washington. It’s all stuff that we’ve discussed here before, but, when you read it all together in one place, the impression you’re left with is both clear and overwhelming… The Big 3 were never […]

Posted in Alternative Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Politics | Also tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Connect

Sidetrack ad Aubree’s ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative The Prisoner