Tag: Michigan

Transportation roundup 11/14/14

Transportation roundup 11/14/14

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tesla Motors, which routinely sells out of cars and keeps supplies painfully low, supposedly has 3,000 cars packed away, unsold as of yet. Could mean bad news for the EV superbrand. Perhaps in response to Transportation Alternatives’ Vision Zero for Cities Symposium which kicked off yesterday, the city of New York launched a map tracking […]




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Transportation roundup 10/31/14

Transportation roundup 10/31/14

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The University of Michigan Transport Research Institute discusses public perceptions of self-driving vehicles, with most people expecting that they’ll cut accident rates. A plurality had positive views of the burgeoning technology. Also from the always-superior (but invariably underappreciated) state of Michigan, Rachel Dovey’s article on how the formerly humble burg of Grand Rapids is becoming one of America’s […]




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Michigan Theater: Beat-up landmark or world’s most opulent parking lot?

Michigan Theater: Beat-up landmark or world’s most opulent parking lot?

| August 20, 2014

Described in the press as “a jewel” and “the world’s finest” during its heyday, the fall of the Michigan Theater in Detriot is indicative of the city’s decline from a prosperous car manufacturing hub to a struggling economy. The derelict theater that once made headlines for its opulence and magnificence – and was built atop […]




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Detroit seeks to raise parking fines

Detroit seeks to raise parking fines

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders of bankrupt Detroit haven’t found many ways to fill its empty coffers, but consultants hired to restructure the local government have identified at least one option that could raise an additional $6 million annually for the city: increasing its parking fines. Currently, drivers can be cited parking tickets of $20, $30, or $100, with […]




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