Ann Arbor and Environs Summer Road and Lane Closure List

Ann Arbor and Environs Summer Road and Lane Closure List

by Dave Alexander The City of Ann Arbor partners with WAZE to provide residents, visitors and commuters a way to learn about road construction and traffic controls within the city. By using WAZE.com or the WAZE app (available free in your smartphones app store), drivers can view real time traffic information and get directions. There are 16 road control and road closures in Ann Arbor […]

AAATA Service Hours Up 25 Percent, Overall Ridership Up Only Slightly

AAATA Service Hours Up 25 Percent, Overall Ridership Up Only Slightly

by Dave Alexander In 2014, local voters approved a new five-year transit tax, pumping an additional $21 million into the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s budget through 2019. The promise to voters was more buses, more places, more often. Voters were told that more buses running longer hours, making more frequent trips and reaching new destinations would mean […]

May 15 Last Day to Give AAATA Feedback on Proposed Bus Service Cuts & Adjustments

May 15 Last Day to Give AAATA Feedback on Proposed Bus Service Cuts & Adjustments

by Dave Alexander In 2014, local voters approved a new five-year transit tax, pumping an additional $21 million into the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority’s budget through 2019. The promise to voters was more buses, more places, more often. Voters were told that more buses running longer hours, making more frequent trips and reaching new destinations would mean […]

Gov. Appoints Ann Arbor Man to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

Gov. Appoints Ann Arbor Man to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

by Steve Innes Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced appointments to the new Michigan Council on Future Mobility. Among the appointees was Ryan Eustice, of Ann Arbor. Eustice is vice president of autonomous driving for Toyota Research Institute, and an associate professor at the University of Michigan for the Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. He […]

Ann Arbor’s Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System Being Expanded Throughout Downtown

Ann Arbor’s Adaptive Traffic Signal Control System Being Expanded Throughout Downtown

by Aarian Marshall A decade ago, Ann Arbor turned to tech to manage traffic flow on its streets. Intelligent traffic systems have been adjusting traffic lights and signs to smooth out congestion in real time for more than three decades, all over the world. More than 100 cities, including London, Santiago, and Toronto, use the same car-corralling […]

Former AAATA CEO Michael Ford Asked By RTA Board to Pay Back $18K in Questionable Expenses

Former AAATA CEO Michael Ford Asked By RTA Board to Pay Back $18K in Questionable Expenses

by Robert Snell, and Christine MacDonald The Detroit News is reporting that Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford repaid $18,813 Thursday, hours after a closed-door meeting with board members amid an investigation into his expenses and job security. The money repaid a portion of mileage, cell phone, health care and insurance payments called into question that […]

“Reimagining Washtenaw Ave.” With Project Manager Nathan Voght

“Reimagining Washtenaw Ave.” With Project Manager Nathan Voght

by P.D. Lesko NATHAN VOGHT IS the project manager who wants us to Reimagine Washtenaw Ave. as an economic development opportunity. Like the controversial WALLY commuter train project on which over $32 million in local and state funds have been spent, Reimagine Washtenaw has no dedicated funding and no voter mandate. But both projects do […]

Ann Arbor—First Stop in $12M MDOT “Rail Debacle?”

Ann Arbor—First Stop in $12M MDOT “Rail Debacle?”

IN 2004, Superior Twp. resident Louis P. Ferris, Jr., purchased dozens of double-decker, stainless-steel passenger rail cars. According to an article published on Feb. 10, 2015 in the Detroit Free Press, “Metra, which operates the Chicago transit system, a Metra-related suburban rail service sold the 23 cars — plus 26 similar cars to a company […]

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