Michigan Land Use Institute

Thriving Communities / News & Views / Search Results

Search Results


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....

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. ...

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...

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...

A Modern Odyssey: Part I

All Aboard | April 5, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

On March 20, a group of us embarked on an Odyssey of our own. We spent three days using only buses and trains to travel to and around our state’s largest metropolitan regions. ...

Teamwork, Plus Bus, Equals After-School Success

Choices | March 29, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Jemario Raglin said he was struggling with geometry, so he sought help from a tutor offered via SEEDS at Benzie County Central High School. To help make that program work, SEEDS relies on the county’s public transit system....

State’s Top Transportation Official To Grand Vision Network: Keep It Up

Great Towns | March 20, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Kirk Steudle had high praise for the Grand Vision and the regional collaboration the Vision brings when it comes to helping address Northern Michigan’s most pressing transportation challenges....

Getting Around Michigan By Bus and Train

All Aboard | March 17, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Andy Crosby is a great example of a growing trend: Young, talented people are choosing to live in places that offer more transportation choices....

College, Cars and BATA

Choices | March 16, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

With approximately 5,200 students enrolled at NMC, and with many commuting by car, some are exploring better ways to help alleviate the transportation burdens the spread-out region’s young people bear....

Snyder Samples Traverse' Local Food Efforts

March 16, 2012 | By Diane Conners

Menu offered Farm to School, a ‘dime’ campaign, reading to kids...

MLUI Brings Governor, State Officials to Traverse City

March 8, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Snyder finds much to praise with local food, transportation, and energy projects...

Snyder Lauds 'TC Saves' Success

March 8, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Locals say efficiency program’s public investments make good business sense...

Entrepreneurs Flock to Consumers' Solar Lottery

February 29, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

A winner eyes profit, helping country by expanding long-ago school project...

Gaps in Produce Supply Chain Offer Local Food Opportunities

February 20, 2012 | By Patty Cantrell

As fresh markets grow, distributors and retailers scramble to keep up...

As Coal Plant Teeters, Groups Mount Legal Attack

February 13, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Case cites issues already pushing Wolverine to drop Rogers City project...

BetterBuildings Michigan: Selling Efficiency, Door-to-Door

January 26, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

Templeton leads innovative, ‘learn by doing’ pilot program...

Mobility Planning Gets Better

Great Towns | January 20, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

A recent merger between TC-TALUS and another transportation planning agency, the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) Regional Planning Division, will create an opportunity for regional transportation planning that can include more comprehen...

Holland Council Weighs Pioneering Energy Strategy

January 12, 2012 | By Jim Dulzo

But, probing beyond report’s scope, members offer few opinions...

BATA Making Big Changes

January 10, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Faster, direct lines target commuters ...

Michigan Land Use Institute

148 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
p (231) 941-6584 
e comments@mlui.org