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Marie Donigan Appointed to Royal Oak City Commission

December 20th 2016

Marie Donigan Appointed to Royal Oak City Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 20, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Marie Donigan is back. As the Royal Oak City Commission played a bit of musical chairs to account for Jim Ellison’s resignation as Mayor to serve as State Representative, Michael Fournier has moved up to the Mayoral […]

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham

September 3rd 2016

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham (Event Page) Birmingham, MI –   On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm transit activists will share information on the Regional Transit Plan that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.    The meeting is at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham This November, citizens […]

Ferndale Adds Bike Repair Stations, Crosswalks to Go with Bike Lanes

August 8th 2016

Ferndale Adds Bike Repair Stations, Crosswalks to Go with Bike Lanes (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  The Ferndale Moves plan moves forward, and bicycle owners are pumped to learn that if they need air for their tires or tools to fix their brakes or keep their seat adjusted there are now […]

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit

August 4th 2016

50 Officials Send Letter to Executive to Encourage Vote on Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Last week members of the Regional Transit Authority Board from Oakland and Macomb Counties voted no to putting a regional transit plan on the ballot for voters to decide upon.  The plan would add many […]

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot

July 28th 2016

Regional Transit Plan Blocked from Going on Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Detroit, MI – Plans for a $4.6 billion regional transit system were expected to go to the ballot for a vote of the people in November, but board members from Oakland and Macomb Counties have blocked the measure at the request […]

SMART Bus with Flames on Side has Fire on Woodward

June 15th 2016

SMART Bus with Flames on Side has Fire on Woodward (C. Proxmire, June 15, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI – A fire on a bus this morning backed up traffic on SB Woodward at 11 Mile Road around 8 am.  According to Huntington Woods City Manager Amy Sullivan, the bus had a mechanical issue that resulted […]

Forum in Southfield Shows Need for Transit, Reveals Plan Release Date

May 3rd 2016

Forum in Southfield Shows Need for Transit, Reveals Plan Release Date (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2016) Southfield, MI – Marie Donigan’s stepson lives in Seattle with his fiancé.  It’s a pretty common scenario for people to have adult children living in other states. That’s because Michigan has been experiencing an exodus of talented younger […]

Ferndale Welcomes Zipcar, Info Session April 11

April 5th 2016

Ferndale Welcomes Zipcar, Info Session April 11 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Zipcar Detroit has expanded into Ferndale with a test pilot program of two vehicles.  The vehicles each have their own dedicated parking space and can be checked out by the hour or by the day for Zipcar members.  An informational meeting – complete […]

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit

March 21st 2016

DRIVE Group Advocates at County Commission Meeting for Public Transit (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Members of an interfaith group called DRIVE (Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity) spoke Thursday to the County Commission about the upcoming ballot measure to fund regional public transit through Metro Detroit. Ballot language is not […]

Zipcar Expanding to Ferndale with Pilot Program

February 23rd 2016

Zipcar Expanding to Ferndale with Pilot Program (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 23, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Zipcar is coming to Ferndale. Ferndale City Council approved a one-year pilot program for the car-sharing program. The agreement rents the company two dedicated parking spaces at a rate of $65 per month per space. The only cost to […]