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2014 Year In Review Part II: Michigan Transportation Innovations

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2014 Year In Review Part I: The Fight For Transportation Funding

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

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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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Guest Post: Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Celebrate Transit Victory

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Michigan Votes: Transit Millages on Primary Ballots Around the State

This Tuesday, August 5, many Michigan residents will vote to financially support their local transit agency. Ballot measures across the state are asking for renewals or increases in property tax millages to fund the operating costs of some of the state’s largest bus systems.

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Bolger Road Funding Plan Leaves out Public Transportation

On one hand, House Speaker Jase Bolger’s (R-Marshall) $450 million road funding proposal is a step forward in breaking through the transportation funding gridlock that has immobilized the legislature in recent years. However, in bypassing the traditional funding formula, the…

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Transportation Trends on Tribal Lands

Michigan is home to twelve tribal governments – and this week Trans4M set out to learn more about how these sovereign governments run their transit systems. In addition to learning about different funding streams, we found that tribes are in…

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Five Winter-Friendly Modes of Transportation to Use Instead of a Single-Occupancy Automobile

This year’s record-breaking winter provides a great excuse to ditch your snow-encrusted automobile and adapt your transportation habits to safer, sustainable, more efficient modes. While there are a plethora of options out there, here are five that we think 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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