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Taken for a ride: State obscures road repair program's cost and reach.

By Kelly Thayer

Published: 9/22/1999

Types: News, Transportation

In 1997, Gov. John Engler looked across the paved portion of Michigan’s landscape and didn’t like what he saw: maddened motorists on pothole-pocked roads. So he called for and got a hike in the state’s gasoline tax and other fees that d...[MORE]

What’s ahead. How to influence it.

By Kelly Thayer

Published: 2/21/2001

Types: News, Government

Transit funding • Ask your state legislators to support State Rep. Judith Scranton’s (R-Brighton) House Bill 4002. It directs a portion of sales taxes on auto leasing to transit and would boost state transit spending by about $23 million, or 10 percent. Contact Rep. Scranton at PO Box 30014, La...[MORE]

All aboard … the bus?: Metro Detroit eyes fast, train-like buses.

By Kelly Thayer

Published: 2/21/2001

Types: News, Government

“Rapid buses.” Detroiter Catherine LaPalm would never use those two words in the same sentence, at least not with a straight face. After all, the 76-year-old LaPalm often waits 40 minutes to catch a bus to the hospital downtown and then prays she actually will get there. “You never know when...[MORE]

Road to rail: Getting Michigan on board with transit alternatives.

By Kelly Thayer

Published: 2/21/2001

Types: Cover Story

America is a nation on the move. Call it progress, call it freedom, call it frenzy: People are going places in record numbers. But they’re going nowhere fast. Traffic expands twice as quickly as the population because sprawl forces families to practically live on four wheels. Passengers pack the ...[MORE]

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