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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. ...

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....

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...

Five Reasons to be Optimistic About Growth: A Look Ahead

Great Towns | January 5, 2012 | By James Bruckbauer

Sure, this region has a long way to go. But developers, public officials, non-profits, and volunteers are starting to work together to grow in ways that align with citizens' values....

New Parking Strategy Could Mean Dollars for Neighborhoods

Great Towns | December 15, 2011 | By James Bruckbauer

What if neighborhoods allowed anyone to park on their streets, charged a fee, then used the money to make improvements in their communities? The money could be used for sidewalk repair, installing streetlights, or making changes to roadways to encourage s...

BATA Study Eyes Significant Changes

Choices | December 2, 2011 | By James Bruckbauer

The Bay Area Transit Authority (BATA) unveiled on Wednesday a groundbreaking study aimed at improving our region’s largest bus system....

Last Call for Boardman Lake Road Plan

Choices | March 18, 2011 | By James Bruckbauer

Tuesday night is your last chance to tell the Traverse City Commission how you feel about their current plans for some long-underutilized land on the west side of Boardman Lake....

Our Choice: What Kind of Road for Boardman Lake?

Choices | February 21, 2011 | By James Bruckbauer

Traverse City officials want your input on a new road that may be built along the west side of Boardman Lake. The road proposal, which has a long history, dating back to 1970’s, will either be a bypass or a lever for new construction in a long-underutiliz...

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