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Feds Pass Weakened, Delayed Transportation Bill

All Aboard | July 11, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

New transportation bill dedicates zero funding to existing road and bridge repair, leaving room for more and more highways....

New Bus Route Helps Workers Cut Transportation Costs

Choices | July 9, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

A new bus route running from downtown Traverse City to the Grand Traverse Resort and Turtle Creek casino holds the potential to reduce transportation costs for resort employees....

Peter Garforth: The Full Video

Efficiency First | July 3, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Watch Peter Garforth's message that Traverse City could become a national leader in conserving energy and creating jobs. ...

Help Make Better Streets in Grand Traverse County

Choices | June 27, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Our friends at the TART Trails, the Land Information and Access Association (LIAA), and My Wheels Are Turning have teamed up to lead a coalition of local groups and citizens to move the concept of Complete Streets forward in Grand Traverse County....

Farm Bill Passes Senate

Policy | June 22, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The U.S. Senate passed a historic Farm Bill Thursday, paving the way for an important fight in the House to preserve measures for conservation, local food economies, and healthy food for families and school children....

Note to Greilickville: Focus on People, Not Just Cars

Great Towns | June 22, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Efforts to make the area along M-22 north of Traverse City a coastal town center have focused on moving cars, not moving people....

MLUI Releases Energy Efficiency Report

Efficiency First | June 15, 2012 | By Brian Beauchamp

MLUI's new report shows that a comprehensive energy efficiency program in Traverse City will produce nearly 100 jobs and return millions of dollars annually into the local economy....

Saving Energy & Creating Jobs

Efficiency First | June 15, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

The Traverse City community could see spectacular growth in jobs and economic development for at least three decades and cut its overall energy costs between 50 and 70 percent by adopting an aggressive, countywide energy efficiency program. ...

Businesses Agree: More On-Street Bike Racks Needed In TC

Choices | June 13, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Now, more than ever, downtown Traverse City customers ride their bikes to get to their favorite shop, restaurant or bar. But for many of those customers, finding a legal and secure place to park can be nearly impossible....

Honor: A Small Town Can Survive

Great Towns | June 13, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Milan Wall has spent much of his professional life in small towns across the United States, and he knows small towns can survive and, in many cases, even thrive in today’s cutthroat American economy. ...

Big BATA Changes Pushed Back

Choices | May 31, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

The Bay Area Transit Authority is delaying until next year big changes to its bus routes because of upgrades to the agency’s software and infrastructure....

Creating Jobs and a Sense of Place

Great Towns | May 29, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

A national expert in land use believes northern Michigan can greatly enhance its economy by designing walkable, urban communities that offer an experience unlike anywhere else in the world....

Wild Swine, the DNR and a Solution

Policy | May 16, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

The effort by Michigan authorities to eradicate feral swine from the state has exploded in controversy and drawn national media attention in recent weeks, but an MLUI analysis shows much of the dust-up could seemingly be diffused by looking at how other s...

Riding the Bus Here and There

Choices | May 2, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Shaan and Sofie are from a place where you don’t need a car. They walk, ride their bikes, the bus or tram to anywhere. Now they're in northern Michigan, writing a thesis about transportation here. ...

Civic Sausage: Watch the Farm Bill

Policy | April 25, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The Farm Bill is worth watching if you care about investing in local food and farm jobs, the environment, family-scale agriculture, and healthy, local food for schools, kids, and families....

Farmers Fear New Pig Rule

Policy | April 17, 2012 | By Diane Conners

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is enforcing a new policy that threatens the livelihoods of small farms raising heritage breeds of pigs that are popular with chefs and others buying in local food markets....

It’s Time for Traverse City to Grow Up

Great Towns | April 13, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Do you want to young families and entrepreneurs living in town and growing with the city? Do you want to see more asphalt along Eighth Street? Do you want safer crossings at East Front and Barlow? Traverse City officials want feedback on the future of fiv...

Court Snubs Wind Foe's Claims, Sparking Push to Revise Zoning

April 10, 2012 | By Andrew Willens

Leelanau case nicks Richard James, Emmet’s anti-turbine consultant...

Detroit Transit Vital to the Whole State

All Aboard | April 6, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Economists know that Michigan’s future, including Traverse City’s, is inextricably connected to the fate of Detroit. And Detroit cannot succeed if Michiganders don’t stop the terrible, twin trends of public disinvestment and population loss from our state...

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