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April 30, 2020, 12pm PDT
Five historic projects encapsulate a transit-oriented version of Southeastern Michigan that almost could have been.
Curbed Detroit
May 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
After Detroit eliminated its fee to transfer between DDOT and SMART buses. Advocates in Pennsylvania want Philadelphia to be next.
PlanPhilly
November 15, 2017, 5am PST
Bidding for the second Amazon headquarters got the creative juices flowing in Detroit, and one outcome is a new regional transit plan
Detroit Free Press
July 28, 2016, 11am PDT
The North San Francisco Bay Area has lacked passenger rail for decades—but the process of hiring the staff necessary to operate the line on a daily basis has been complicated by the cost of housing in the area.
Marin Independent Journal
January 6, 2016, 8am PST
Detroit Department of Transportation drivers are mobilizing against a plan to expand regional service on the SMART system. Supporters say the proposed changes are for the benefit of commuters.
Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2015, 10am PST
State rail officials decided that the risk posed by Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit trains is too grave to allow an existing grade crossing to remain open, forcing pedestrians and a cyclists out of their way to cross the tracks.
The Press Democrat
November 5, 2008, 2pm PST
The fourth attempt proved a charm as Marin and Sonoma county voters narrowly passed a 1/4 cent sales tax measure to build and run a diesel light rail train through both counties along with an adjacent bike path. The tax measure needed 2/3 to pass.
Marin Independent Journal