Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

“Transit myths,” Deputy Oakland County Executive Gerald Poisson’s recent guest column in the Daily Tribune, excoriating Warren Evans’ regional transit millage proposal, raises some interesting questions – and should raise some eyebrows when we consider Southeast Michigan’s future. Poisson mocks the idea of spending money on transit, as his boss L. Brooks Patterson has in […]

Whatever happened to that whole regional transit thing?

Whatever happened to that whole regional transit thing?

Southeast Michigan’s struggle with a patchwork of underdeveloped public transit infrastructure has long been a subject of debate. The topic came up again after Amazon dropped Detroit from its short list of possible locations for a second headquarters. Many are asking: Hey, what did happen to the Regional Transit Authority proposal that was narrowly defeated […]

New DDOT service expansion starts; 650 weekly trips added

New DDOT service expansion starts; 650 weekly trips added

In Detroit, a city where cars rule and transportation issues are paramount, having a well-oiled transportation system is essential to everyone’s quality of life. To that end, the city of Detroit under Mayor Mike Duggan has worked over the past few years to update and expand its bus services. Starting Monday, Detroiters will be seeing […]

 MDOT replacing signs to keep you safe

 MDOT replacing signs to keep you safe

Have you ever missed an exit or a critical traffic sign just because you couldn’t see it at night? Got a ticket for the infraction? Well, the ticket is bad enough, but there are a lot worse things that can happen – fatal crashes. That’s the chief reason the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has a sign replacement program. Despite […]

Faith in Transportation

Faith in Transportation

There is more faith in transportation in Detroit, thanks to the efforts of an interdenominational group of faith, clergy and community leaders from Christian, Islamic and Jewish faiths across Southeast Michigan. The leaders, who announced their YES endorsement and a commitment to collaboratively drive efforts to drive YES votes for regional transit on Nov. 8, […]