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2014 Year In Review Part II: Michigan Transportation Innovations

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Guest Post: Who’s Afraid of the Bus?

A couple years ago, waiting in line at a hip Ferndale restaurant, I started talking to a cosmopolitan young woman who’d lived in a number of metro areas around the U.S. She said she’d taken public transit to get around in all of them – except metro Detroit. “It’s just not safe,” she said. “DDOT or SMART – I would never take either.” ….

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Connecting People to Opportunity through Public Transit

“Jobs, jobs, jobs!” is the economic mantra of politicians everywhere. However, an economic development strategy too often overlooked is connecting people to jobs that already exist. This mismatch between residents and job opportunities is a challenge that communities across Michigan…

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Job Posting: Regional Transit Authority Seeks CEO

***UPDATE** The RTA Board of Directors has extended its application dealine for the RTA CEO search to April 30th, 2014. Below is the text of the memo, found in its original form Here. March 27, 2014 To: All applicants and…

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Southeast Michigan Can’t Wait [for a Better Transportation System]

“We can’t wait,” was the prevailing sentiment echoed throughout the afternoon from regional transit advocates at Monday’s Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Executive & Policy Committee (EPC) meeting in downtown Detroit. Discussion at the meeting revolved around two important…

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