Michigan

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
April 29, 2019, 10am PDT
A unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 22 found that the chalking of tires by parking enforcement officers on public streets is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The New York Times
April 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Detroit's historic food district is under very contemporary development pressure, so the nonprofit tasked with managing the market has decided to define principles that prioritize affordability and inclusivity in the area.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 25, 2019, 7am PDT
A $310 million project in Midtown Detroit continues the development momentum of Detroit's urban core.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new Jeep plant in Detroit is off to a rocky start.
Detroit Free Press
March 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The city says the increased fees that many people are seeing reflect a more equitable billing system, but residents argue the charges are unfair.
Bridge
March 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Gretchen Whitmer has outdone the new Democratic governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, who proposed a 20 cents tax hike. Like Walz's budget, gas tax revenue would replace some general funds directed to road spending, thus benefiting other state programs.
Detroit Free Press
March 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The gas tax, suburban highway spending cycle is both self-serving and self-destructive, according to the article.
Streetsblog USA
March 1, 2019, 11am PST
Two urban and regional planning faculty at the University of Michigan's Taubman College, Assistant Professor Robert Goodspeed and Professor Emerita Margaret Dewar, were awarded a grant to study data on evictions in Michigan.
University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
February 7, 2019, 5am PST
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has followed the path laid by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker in joining the U.S. Climate Alliance. All three are new Democratic governors replacing Republican predecessors.
InsideClimate News
January 31, 2019, 1pm PST
Other polar vortex-related transit news included fire on the tracks in Chicago.
Detroit Free Press
January 24, 2019, 8am PST
Waymo, not General Motors, is brining automobile manufacturing back to Michigan.
Smart Cities Dive
January 23, 2019, 11am PST
Detroit's property values are climbing, steeply, for the first time in almost two decades.
The Detroit News
January 1, 2019, 7am PST
The story of the Grand Rapids zoning code update of a decade ago offers perspective on the possibilities of code reform.
Next City
December 7, 2018, 2pm PST
Much more than just an extension of a house, the porch has long been a place of safety, intimacy, and communality.
The New York Times
November 29, 2018, 8am PST
The efficient days of the post-auto industry bailout are over. American car companies are committing to larger, less efficient vehicles to keep up with the preferences of American consumers.
Associated Press
November 28, 2018, 2pm PST
The Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council serves in an advisory role on matters affecting communities and consumers.
University of Michigan Taubman College
November 24, 2018, 9am PST
The buyback plan diverts properties from Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction, keeping them in government hands until residents can repay the purchase price.
Detroit Free Press
November 23, 2018, 9am PST
Democratic candidate Tim Walz was not shy about his intention to hike the gas tax to pay for improvements for roads and public transit, and he was predictably slammed by his Republican opponent. Similar scenarios played out in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Pioneer Press
November 16, 2018, 6am PST
Michigan State University plans to turn its 5,200-acre campus into a test site for advanced transportation technologies.
Ward's Auto