The Obama administration is putting out a $551 million request for bids for 130 new U.S.-made double-deck passenger rail cars to serve Amtrak routes in Michigan and other states.
Road repairs and regional transportation will be the focus of a town hall meeting tonight in Detroit.
Members of Transportation Riders United said they were locked out of Mayor Dave Bing’s office when they tried to deliver a Valentine’s Day message.
Amtrak says it’s gotten federal approval for its trains in western Michigan and northern Indiana to increase maximum speeds to 110 mph.
A package of bills soon to be introduced in the Michigan Legislature is expected to propose higher vehicle registration fees and tax changes to raise more money for road repairs.
U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has received a $1.3 million federal transportation grant to continue work on a 27-mile hike-and-bike trail.
Today will be the first face-to-face meeting between Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing since Friday’s announcement that the state will begin a review of the city’s finances starting Tuesday.
SEMCOG invested in this survey with the goal of understanding current trends as a means of improving transit ridership.
Gov. Rick Snyder says improving passenger and freight rail service is “vital to Michigan’s future.”
Governor Rick Snyder said if drivers want better roads and bridges, they better be prepared to pay for them.