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The Car-Free City: A Future Trend For Transportation?

In the fourth part of our series, International Transportation and Michigan, we focus on Helsinki, Finland, where public transportation options are eliminating the need to own a vehicle. The city of Helsinki, Finland aims to be car-free by 2025. Instead of outlawing…

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Brazil: Curitiba’s Rapid Growth through Rapid Transit

In the third part of our series, International Transportation and Michigan, we focus on Curitiba, Brazil, home to the first Bus Rapid Transit system. Curitiba, Brazil has been profoundly praised by transit enthusiasts for the city’s focus on transit development….

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Commuter’s Choice: How Passenger Rail Enhances Experience From Singapore to Michigan

International Transportation and Michigan is a newest Trans4M series examining public transportation projects from around the world. We will be focusing on four diverse regions (Germany, Singapore, Brazil, and India) in hopes of revealing how the world is growing through…

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Highway Expansion: The Easy Fix That Will Only Make Traffic Worse

To people sitting in rush hour traffic listening to Jack Lessenberry’s recent report about freeways, larger highways may seem like the answer to their road rage-induced prayers. However, multiple studies have shown that expanding roads may only create new headaches….

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From Distrust to a Must: How Germany Revealed the Beautiful World of Public Transportation

International Transportation and Michigan is a new Trans4M series examining public transportation projects from around the world. We will be focusing on four diverse regions; Germany, Singapore, Brazil, and India, in hopes of revealing how the world is growing through…

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Odyssey Recap 2014

  Our 3rd annual Michigan Transportation Odyssey took us to five unique communities to learn about what they are doing to improve and expand transportation options. As you remember from our pre-Odyssey “What to Expect” post, this year’s Odyssey was…

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Odyssey 2014: What to Expect?

The Odyssey team is ready to take to the streets! This week, October 6-8, the 2014 Odyssey team is setting off to five communities across Michigan. The communities of Ferndale, Brighton, Lansing, Midland, and Sault Ste. Marie will be in the spotlight as we examine the successes and challenges faced by each region.

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Races Across the State Offer Unique Pure Michigan Experience

Local and regional recreational events across the State of Michigan help to “encourage physical activity and foster community.” Annually over 400 races target participants from a variety of different age groups and skill abilities within and without the state. This…

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You Are Invited to the 2014 Transportation Odyssey!

Updated: Our schedule is now available! RSVP to attend the Odyssey stop nearest to you. It’s that time again for the Trans4M annual Transportation Odyssey event! This two day journey tells the story of Michigan’s complete transportation system, and this year we’re…

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Guest Post: Unlocking Tourism Potential with Bike Sharing

The following guest post was written by Liz Treutel, Policy Associate at the Michigan Environmental Council (a Trans4M member). Bike share programs are popping up in cities all over the country and while they are often touted as a great…

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