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An improved bus system and light rail are top priorities for many in this region. It seems that, as most of the country's thriving metropolises boast impressive transit, everyone agrees that the time has come to get Detroit moving.
5 ideas for creating a shared regional vision for southeast Michigan
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
On Oct. 27, a group of metro Detroiters gathered at the Detroit Institute of Arts to hear a panel of experts discuss something that's long eluded the communities of southeast Michigan: how to create a shared regional vision to become more globally competitive.
Pushing for inclusive development along Woodward Avenue: Sommer Woods and M-1 Rail
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
"Development can be so much more productive if there are more perspectives at the table: people of color, women, older people, younger people, white men," says M-1 Rail's Sommer Woods. "When you have all these people at the table you're guaranteed to have perspective instead of one monolithic project."
Detroit, one man, one month, no car
Terry Parris Jr.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
As a part of our "10 Years of Change" series, we revisit this piece from 2008 in which Terry Parris, Jr. reflects on his experience of going carless for a month in the Motor City. What he learned might surprise you.
One-track mind: What I learned spending an entire day on the People Mover
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
After 17 hours, 52 revolutions, and 150 miles, Model D contributor Aaron Mondry learned a few things about himself, the people of Detroit, and Michigan's longest municipal rail system.
New data from Walk Score suggest Detroit's walkability is on the rise
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Walk Score just released its rankings of America's most walkable cities. The list contained good news for Motor City pedestrians: Detroit's Walk Score is up 2.2 points since 2011.
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Campaign launched to keep city's homeless population healthy through the winter
The Neighborhood Service Organization has launched a pair of wellness and outreach programs to prevent and care for foot-related issues among Detroit's homeless population.
Massive I-94 modernization efforts to limit residential and commercial displacement, officials say
2015 will be 'banner year' for M-1 Rail construction, work on Campus Martius section to begin soon
Better living through transit: Detroit firm seeks to improve public transportation throughout region
A leery public joins public officials to question $200M State Fairgrounds redevelopment plans
It's only a matter of time before water taxis and trolley buses come to the riverfront
Who's going to operate M-1 Rail? Organization seeks bids
It's official: The Iron Belle Trail to take bikers and hikers from Detroit to Ironwood
JPMorgan Chase, Invest Detroit, LISC among latest group to give millions of dollars to M-1 Rail
M-1 Rail reveals streetcar design team
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Job sprawl a major problem for Detroit residents
On the whole, Detroit has approximately 200 jobs per 1,000 residents, which is significantly worse than other cities, even those also located in the Rust Belt.
Source: Detroit News
What if metro Detroit public officials strictly rode transit for three weeks straight?
Source: KRON 4
Policy Lab conference to tackle regional transit issues June 3-5 in Port Austin
Source: After the Storm
How did Detroit transit get so bad? The Free Press has answers
Source: Detroit Free Press
Bus rapid transit comes to Michigan
Source: Rapid Growth Media
M-1 Rail update: First shipment of rails arrives in Detroit (with pictures!)
Source: M-1 Rail
DesignLAB Detroit to host mobile conference on the People Mover
Source: DesignLAB Detroit
Freep: Check out updated map of M-1 Rail line
Source: Detroit Free Press
We'll drink to that: Hopcat to open at M-1 Rail stop
Source: M-1 Rail
Detroit Bikes partners with Bicycle Technologies International for U.S. distribution
Source: Detroit Bikes LLC
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