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Vote YES on Proposal 1: Tapping Into Transit

Watch the Full Conversation Now on Youtube This November, it is crucial that everyone get out and vote for the issues that matter to us. One ballot proposal Detroiters might be less aware of is Proposal 20-1, which will extend and expand funding for the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Proposal 1 has great potential …

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The interior of Detroit's Amtrak station, with rows of seating and people in line

Greyhound Service to Remain on Howard Street (For Now)

The threatened closure of Detroit’s Greyhound Station on Howard Street has been postponed. This may be a three-year hold until a new facility can be built, potentially on MDOT’s property that currently serves as a parking lot on Amsterdam between Woodward and Cass. After an unspecified developer made an offer on the Greyhound station property, …

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New Oakland Executive’s Take on Transit

With a new Executive in Oakland County for the first time in two decades, many people are wondering what comes next. Among his busy week, new Executive Dave Coulter spoke with the Oakland Press, sharing some important insights on his views of and plans for regional transit. He believes Metro Detroit “desperately needs” a “comprehensive …

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Lots of Detroit Transit in the News

It’s been a busy week for Detroit area transit:
– Wall Street Journal: Detroit’s Broken Buses Vex a Broke City
– Metro Times cover story: How Detroit ended up with the worst public transit
– metromode: Three Common Sense Solutions for Local Transit (That Metro Detroit Isn’t Doing)
– Detroit News: Detroit looking at options for bus service
– Detroit News: $6.3M dose of cold reality: Troy Transit Center sits empty amid dispute
– WDET news: Can Detroit use Mass Transit to Attract Big Business? Expert says Yes