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Getting Transportation To Work

The average driver in the Grand Traverse region drives nearly 23,000 miles every year, compared to just 14,000 miles in the rest of the country. 

That has a huge impact on our pocketbooks and our health — and it doesn’t have to be that way!

Join the Michigan Land Use Institute, national experts, and transportation partners at the Getting Transportation to Work- Commuter Summit to kick off a community conversation on transportation options in northwest Michigan. Be a part of the discussion on tools for investing in transit, biking, and walking, and how employers can play an active role making the Grand Traverse area a regional model for transportation choices.


The Summit will bring together leaders from local transit agencies-including BATA, which just revamped their system-with area employers, representatives from TART Trails, MDOT and local officials. Stay after to network and discuss the day’s big ideas.

Keynote: Jeffrey Tumlin
Principal at Nelson/Nygaard Consulting
Jeffrey Tumlin developed downtown master plans for cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, and Abu Dhabi. He also led transit-oriented development plans for more than 60 towns across North America and the author of the book "Sustainable Transportation Planning."

Mary Sell
GetDowntown Ann Arbor
Sell promotes transportation options for downtown workers by providing resources to businesses and commuters. GetDowntown Ann Arbor is an organization dedicated to advancing transportation options and commuter benefit programs for downtown workers.



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