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Metro Detroit Desperately Needs Mass Transit

Brian Stone | Posted 06.03.2016 | Detroit
Brian Stone

When I was in the Navy, I often sat on a train for 45 minutes between Yokosuka, Japan and Tokyo. The train moved at a steady clip of 68 miles per hour...

Detroit Regional Transit Still Chugging Along

Brian Stone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Detroit
Brian Stone

It's no doubt that there's still plenty of work to do.

What Metra and Transit Agency Improvements Will We Achieve?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

With news of another group looking at fixing our transit oversight in Illinois, we wonder what will be the legacy of the Metra Memogate? What will we have accomplished?

Metra's Memogate Is Bringing Us Results

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

It takes commitment and care. It takes persistence, day after day after day after day. If we all do that, we will see more success. Metra's Memogate could just be the start of something really big: an activated citizenry.

Metra's Memogate Is Bringing Us Results

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

That any public, tax-funded body's members believed offering such severance was acceptable is outrageous. The secrecy directors clung to in trying to get through the mess is offensive and a prime example of how not to conduct the public's business.

Why Mass Transit Is Still A Long Way Off

mode shift move together | David Sands | Posted 07.12.2013 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in the Thursday, July 11 edition of Mode Shift: Move Together. DETROIT—How will Southeast Michigan’s new Regio...

Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair: Public Transit in the New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif013 is the do-or-die year for Massachusetts's public transit systems. The Governor and Legislature have promised to fix their chronic funding crisis so they can repair, rebuild and replace their trains, buses and subway cars.

Metro Detroit One Step Closer To Regional Transit Authority

Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 4:33pm -- While SB 909 passed the House, three related bills are still stalled as Democrats protest right-to-work legislation advanced by the ...

David Sands

House Republicans May Fight Mass Transit In Michigan | David Sands | Posted 11.29.2012 | Detroit

Public transportation advocates are turning up the heat on lobbying efforts after the state Senate approved a bundle of legislation that would create ...

Regional Transit On Track To Move Forward

Posted 11.28.2012 | Detroit

Regional dreams for a mass transit system in Metro Detroit took a large step toward becoming reality Tuesday. The Michigan Senate approved a packa...

Light Rail Still Waiting For Federal Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit

Backers of Detroit's on-again, off-again light rail project who were expecting some good news Monday may have to wait two months longer for a federal ...

How To Get From Detroit To Traverse City Without A Car

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

How do you get from Detroit's Metropolitan Airport to Traverse City, some 260 miles north, without a car? It might sound like an unsolvable riddle, bu...