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Support grows for improved Cass Road crossing

Great Towns | August 8, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Work is under way to remove the Boardman River dam at Cass Road, and the days of the existing one-lane crossing are numbered. Groups are voicing support for a new, wider bridge. ...

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....

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....

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. ...

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...

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....

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....

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...

BATA Making Big Changes

January 10, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Faster, direct lines target commuters ...

BATA Making Big Changes

January 10, 2012 | By Glenn Puit

Faster, Direct Lines Target Commuters...

Progress Village Advocates for Poor in Northern Michigan

Great Towns | December 12, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Maureen Robinson learned first-hand that there is a way out of poverty after getting involved in the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI)....

Windpower Study in Hand, Three Townships Consider Zoning

December 2, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

But an election leaves a fourth unable to regulate land use...

Got Questions? Wind Initiative Now Has Answers

December 2, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Researchers respond to hundreds of queries from Manistee, Benzie...

'TC Saves' Warms Homes, Cuts Energy Bills

November 8, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Pioneering program provides low-cost weatherization, zero-percent loans...

Michigan Governor Ignites Spark in Transportation Reform

October 28, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Shows strong support for public transit, rail....

Hesterman: Now's the Time for Fresh, Local, Fair Food

October 7, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Author says conscious consumers must become engaged citizens...

Duke Refocusing Windpower Efforts on Joyfield, Pleasanton Townships

August 30, 2011 | By Glenn Puit

Firm cites more wind lease participation, stronger public support in those areas...

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