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- From: Kelly Thayer <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:21:52 -0400
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April 18, 2001
FROM: Kelly Thayer, Michigan Land Use Institute
Transit Visioning in Detroit - Round 3
The third installment of transit visioning for metro Detroit is scheduled
for three dates in May:
May 3 (Thursday)Cobo Center, 1:30-4
& Cobo Center, 7-9 p.m.
May 8 (Tuesday) Crystal
Gardens, Southgate, 1:30-4 p.m.
May 9 (Wednesday) Marriott Hotel,
Troy, 1:30-4 p.m.
This third visioning session will take the transit options previously
identified by participants and assess their potential for Southeast
By October, the process is intended to result in a transit plan for
Southeast Michigan, which is lacking now. The federal government will pay
up to 80% of bus and rail start-up costs, but only if there's a locally
supported transit plan.
Itís important for groups and individuals to participate in the visioning
sessions so that planners hear the voices of actual transit riders.
Please keep in mind that world-class transit helps to reduce smog,
promote compact communities, preserve open space by reducing new road
construction, and connect people with jobs.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is conducting this
multi-part process. SEMCOG is the metropolitan planning organization, or
MPO, for the 7-county region of 4.8 million people.
For more information, and to register to attend, visit SEMCOG's web site
Also visit the Surface Transportation Policy Project's web site for this
AMERICANS FLOCK TO TRANSIT, EASE UP ON GAS PEDAL
For the first time since World War Two, growth in American's
use of buses and trains is consistently outpacing growth in
Fresh government and industry figures show that in the past five
years, transit use has grown by 21 percent while driving has increased by
just 11 percent, with growth in driving flat in the year 2000. This is a
dramatic turnaround from the early 90's when driving grew steadily and
transit use plummeted 11.8 percent...