Friday, January 18, 2013
Crain's Detroit Business recently published Ronald Gillham's letter on the subject.
Crain's Detroit Business recently featured a letter from Huntington Woods Mayor Ronald Gillham that tackled regional development issues. In the letter published Jan. 13, Gillham sounded off on regional transit and redevelopment of the Michigan State Fairgrounds site in Detroit. The mayor reflected on a trip to Cleveland to study the city's transportation system, which he described as "eye-opening" Tuesday during the Huntington Woods City Commission meeting. "I only hope that we in the Detroit area will also be able to have such a system," he wrote of Cleveland's rapid transit buses. "As a member of the Woodward Avenue Association, I still hope for a positive future for not just Woodward Avenue but for much more of the Detroit metro area." …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Residents are encouraged to comment on the region’s long-range transportation plan.
Monday, January 7
As part of its public outreach efforts in developing Southeast Michigan’s 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, has released the fifth in a series of videos about the region’s transportation system. View the video – The Inside Story on Safety – at http://www.semcog.org. Also on that same web page is a short survey related to the video about safety in the region. “The transportation system impacts all of us and safety is a key component. Much has been done to try to decrease traffic crashes in recent years,” explains Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG Plan Implementation. “Each video is intended to deliver important messages about our transportation system and outline the challenges we face in …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Despite the rejection of a proposed Woodward Avenue light rail line and a planned regional transit center in Troy, proponents of a regional transportation system remain optimistic.
The story: Light rail proponents began 2011 with high hopes for a Woodward Avenue line that would run from downtown Detroit north to Eight Mile and, potentially, even farther north, connecting the city and suburbs. A proposed regional transit center in Troy would have provided connecting routes throughout the area. By year-end, hopes for both the light-rail line and the transit center had been dashed. In December, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder rejected the light rail plan in favor of a bus rapid transit system that would be less expensive and quicker to implement. And, the Troy City Council voted 4-3 during the same month to end a regional transit center project that was 12 years in …