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Regional Integration: The RTA’s Regional Master Transit Plan

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2014 Year In Review Part II: Michigan Transportation Innovations

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Brazil: Curitiba’s Rapid Growth through Rapid Transit

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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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Riding the Silver Line: The Opening Day Of Michigan’s First Bus Rapid Transit System

“It’s a great day for the state of Michigan!”

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Focus on Roads only Part of the Equation

Pothole season has opened a window of opportunity to talk about transportation funding. But the conversation, led by legislators and the media, has stagnated around fixing roads for drivers. This focus belies the true problem:  Michigan lacks a complete transportation…

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What is BRT?

Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, has been a hot topic around Michigan. Much of the excitement has been spurred by the The SilverLine BRT, currently under construction in Grand Rapids and scheduled to begin service in August 2014. Planners are…

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Public Transportation Accessibility Boosts Residential Property Values

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that residential property values are 41.6 percent higher on average when the property is located near high-frequency public transportation. The NAR…

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Cleveland’s HealthLine: A Model for Detroit Rapid Transit?

Bus rapid transit (BRT) lines are rolling forward across the country. Grand Rapids’ Silver Line is breaking ground this year, and BRT is also being considered for future transit service along Woodward Avenue and other corridors in metro Detroit. But…

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