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MLUI Supports Proposal 1

Transportation | April 17, 2015 | By James Bruckbauer

Michigan’s roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair, yet the funding structure for transportation is broken. The measure on the ballot this May 5 attempts to remedy that. While Proposal 1 is not a perfect fix, the Michigan Land Use Institute firm...

MLUI takes first place in crowdfunding competition

A2TC | March 26, 2015 | By MLUI

The work to bring passenger rail to Traverse City is off to a good start thanks to a quick crowdfunding effort that raised almost $19,000 in ten days. This month, the Michigan Land Use Institute took first place in the Patagonia and Moosejaw “$10,000 Char...

A2TC: Connecting Traverse City and Ann Arbor by Rail

A2TC | February 25, 2015 | By James Bruckbauer

Modern passenger rail service connecting Traverse City to Ann Arbor... it's quite a vision. It would strengthen our regional economy and stimulate development along the route. It would take cars off the highways, with the environmental benefits of cleaner...

County Officials Gamble With Road Network

MLUI News | January 23, 2015 | By MLUI

A brand-new Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners narrowly avoided a decision this week that would have put the key road crossing of the Boardman River at Cass Road out of commission while gambling on an elusive and expensive bypass to connect Hart...

Gas tax shift makes sense for our crumbling roads

Choices | December 4, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

Last month, the Michigan Senate passed a package of bills that would invest about $1.2 billion into the state’s aging transportation network. Now with only six days remaining in the lame-duck session, it’s up to the Michigan House of Representatives to ac...

Learn how to bike and bus in winter

Smart Commute | November 13, 2014 | By MLUI

Experts will host a panel discussion providing information on how to bike and bus this winter. Topics will include: How to navigate the TART Trail Network in winter weather; winter transit tips for utilizing the Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA) system; a...

Introducing Americorps VISTA Kate Lewis

Staff | October 23, 2014 | By Kate Lewis

My name is Kate Lewis and I am the newest addition to the MLUI team. I am currently serving a second year as an AmeriCorps VISTA here in Traverse City and I'm excited to be hosted by such an outstanding organization....

Major upgrades to Benzie to Traverse City bus link

Choices | October 23, 2014 | By Kate Lewis

Earlier this month, I set out on a mission to ride the bus from Traverse City to Frankfort. The nearly 80 mile round-trip task seemed daunting at first, as I imagined spending the better half of my day commuting back and forth. I was pleasantly surprised ...

Ray Minervini receives 2014 Milliken Distinguished Leadership Award

Harvest@theCommons | October 17, 2014 | By MLUI

Ray Minervini, the local developer and visionary responsible for transforming an abandoned state hospital into a vibrant multi-use community known as The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, received the 2014 Milliken Distinguished Leadership Award at the i...

‘MILE’ Act Helps Businesses Access Capital from the Masses

Local Economy | September 19, 2014 | By Shauna Treter

Did you know that Michigan recently passed new legislation making it much, much easier for state residents of any financial background to invest in Michigan-based businesses?

BATA Bus Moves Toward Solar

Fresh to TC | July 22, 2014 | By Rebecca Fisher

While some may not believe that solar could be successful in northern Michigan, there are already local moves toward solar that say otherwise. One example is the Bay Area Transportation Authority using solar panels on their 14 new bus shelters....

MLUI report examines potential for rail in Traverse City

Rail | July 17, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

MLUI's latest report describes how rail travel could boost tourism and development in the area; the upgrades needed to run passenger trains along the tracks; and how comparable towns around the country restored old train lines....

MLUI to release rail report July 19

Rail | July 2, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

The Michigan Land Use Institute will release the report, “Getting Back on Track: Uncovering the Potential for Trains in Traverse City,” on July 19 at the historic train depot in Traverse City. The report will describe what it would take to have some type ...

Fresh to TC: Experiencing Smart Commute Week

Fresh to TC | June 30, 2014 | By Rebecca Fisher

Seeing how many people came out to the Smart Commute Week events made me wonder how this event came about and its place in the Traverse City community. I had the opportunity to sit down with Arianne Whittaker from TART Trails, which organizers the week, a...

Free bus passes for downtown TC employees

BATA | June 12, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

If you’re a downtown Traverse City employee, you are eligible for one of 50 free Bay Area Transportation Authority passes that will allow you to take unlimited rides on all City Loops and Village Loop routes from July through December 2014....

Fresh to TC: Riding the BATA Bus

Fresh to TC | June 5, 2014 | By Rebecca Fisher

MLUI’s summer intern, Rebecca Fisher, has never been to Michigan, let alone Traverse City. As part of her time here with us, we thought it’d be interesting to get her fresh perspective on all things “Up North” ...

Update: Senate Committee’s Bills Include Transit

Local Motion, Choices | May 23, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

On Wednesday, the Senate’s Infrastructure Modernization Committee passed five bills, three of the House bills and two from the Senate, that would flow new transportation money based on the normal transportation funding formula, Act 51. The bills would ens...

Road Funding Plan Leaves Buses at the Curb

Local Motion, Choices | May 20, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

Transportation advocates all over the state say the most recent proposal to raise much-needed money for transportation would bypass the state’s normal funding formula and divert money to roads only, leaving out transit.

Regional Rider: Smart Commuter Edition

Regional Rider | May 8, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

Traverse City's 20th annual Smart Commute Week is set for Saturday, May 31, through Saturday, June 7. Register now for the Smart Commute Challenge—it's free, open to the public, and available for all ages and abilities. One person can be a team, but it’s ...

No Silver Bullet for TC’s East-West Traffic

Local Motion | April 25, 2014 | By James Bruckbauer

Recently, TC-TALUS—this region’s transportation and land use planning body—released a memo that described the challenges with our road network’s ability to handle the traffic that travels between the east and west sides of the Grand Traverse region. The d...

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