transportation http://wkar.org en MI policy group reviews year in transportation http://wkar.org/post/mi-policy-group-reviews-year-transportation <p></p><p></p><p>Listening to Michigan’s elected officials, it might be easy to assume that the only transportation issue facing the state is road funding.&nbsp;&nbsp; Indeed, there is agreement that road funding is particularly important, but it’s just one of several&nbsp; priorities for <a href="http://trans4m.org/">Trans4M</a>, or "Transportation for Michigan". Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:37:43 +0000 Current State 46454 at http://wkar.org MI policy group reviews year in transportation Michigan Flyer seeks $600,000 grant for expansion http://wkar.org/post/michigan-flyer-seeks-600000-grant-expansion <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight times a day, the Michigan Flyer bus departs downtown East Lansing with passengers en route to Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The service, provided by the </span>Owosso-based<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> company Indian Trails, wants to expand to a dozen trips a day and looks to a $600,000 federal grant to make that possible.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:50:04 +0000 Current State 38207 at http://wkar.org Michigan Flyer seeks $600,000 grant for expansion Detroit's new RTA, road funding at the top of Michigan's transportation issues http://wkar.org/post/detroits-new-rta-road-funding-top-michigans-transportation-issues <p>There is no shortage of transportation issues to discuss here in Michigan.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After 40 years and 23 attempts, metro Detroit finally has a Regional Transportation Authority.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the top of Governor Snyder’s agenda is a new road funding bill, but will the legislature provide the funds he says he needs to make the necessary improvements?</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:11:51 +0000 Current State 37372 at http://wkar.org Current State #74 | April 25, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-74-april-25-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>: Macomb county first in country with fraud database; new book on Detroit Lions; &nbsp;Kathryn Gray on Michigan's transportation overhaul; and Earl Nelson Singers come to Lansing.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:44:46 +0000 Current State 34834 at http://wkar.org Michigan's transportation overhaul includes more than roads http://wkar.org/post/michigans-transportation-overhaul-includes-more-roads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voices across Michigan---from Governor Rick Snyder to thousands of ordinary citizens---are calling for improvements to the state’s transportation infrastructure. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>One Lansing-based policy organization---Transportation for Michigan---is promoting that discussion.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:40:26 +0000 Current State 34829 at http://wkar.org Michigan's transportation overhaul includes more than roads Detroit Boat Show series: The Quadski http://wkar.org/post/detroit-boat-show-series-quadski <p></p><p>The 55th annual <a href="http://detroitboatshow.net/">Detroit Boat Show</a> continues at Cobo Center through this weekend.</p><p>WKAR’sPeter Whorf continues our series from the expo with a first look at a Michigan-made product.&nbsp; Gibbs Sports and Amphibians’ Graham Jenkins describes the new Quadski, a specialized craft that travels on land and water.<br><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:04:40 +0000 Current State 31535 at http://wkar.org Detroit Boat Show series: The Quadski Michigan Farm Bureau outlines 2013 agenda http://wkar.org/post/michigan-farm-bureau-outlines-2013-agenda <p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">More than 400 Michigan farmers had a chance to meet with state legislators this week to talk about their priorities for 2013. &nbsp;The </span><a href="http://www.michfb.com/ci/mfb" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Farm Bureau </a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">has outlined three main focus areas for its agenda: access to markets, workforce development, and regulatory reform.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:39:00 +0000 Current State 31148 at http://wkar.org Michigan Farm Bureau outlines 2013 agenda State Senate Approves Regional Transit Authority For Southeast Michigan http://wkar.org/post/state-senate-approves-regional-transit-authority-southeast-michigan <p>The state Legislature is a step closer to creating a regional transit authority for southeast Michigan. The state Senate passed the measure Tuesday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:13:21 +0000 Jake Neher 27507 at http://wkar.org State Senate Approves Regional Transit Authority For Southeast Michigan Support Overwhelming for Southeast Regional Transit Authority at Committee Hearing http://wkar.org/post/support-overwhelming-southeast-regional-transit-authority-committee-hearing <p>Legislation to create a regional transit authority in southeast Michigan got overwhelming support at a committee hearing in Lansing Thursday morning.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:10:07 +0000 Jake Neher 24602 at http://wkar.org Support Overwhelming for Southeast Regional Transit Authority at Committee Hearing East Lansing Train Depot On Track For Upgrade http://wkar.org/post/east-lansing-train-depot-track-upgrade <p>The Amtrak train station just off the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing is getting a major renovation. The Capital Area Transportation Authority has received a $6.3 million federal grant to rebuild the station and add a separate bus terminal.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kevin Lavery 21002 at http://wkar.org East Lansing Train Depot On Track For Upgrade East Lansing's Amtrak Station To Get an Upgrade http://wkar.org/post/east-lansings-amtrak-station-get-upgrade <p>Regional transportation planners will use a federal grant to rebuild and enhance the Amtrak train station in East Lansing.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:15:34 +0000 Kevin Lavery 21001 at http://wkar.org East Lansing's Amtrak Station To Get an Upgrade Meridian Township considers roads and streets friendlier to bicyclists http://wkar.org/post/meridian-township-considers-roads-and-streets-friendlier-bicyclists <p>In Meridian Township, a discussion’s underway about making more room on the roads for bicyclists and pedestrians.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:47:26 +0000 Mark Bashore 4368 at http://wkar.org Meridian Township considers roads and streets friendlier to bicyclists