Category Archives: Transportation

Gas prices in Michigan are lower than last year but still high overall

The last two weeks have been good for the wallets of residents traveling in Michigan.

Travel officials say Michigan ranked first in the nation for the largest weekly decrease in gas prices. Read more

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Teens planning backpacking journey to Pictured Rocks


It’s typical for teens to tote their backpacks around during the school-year. But a new weeklong backpacking camp has them taking their bags to more scenic places this summer.
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MDOT seeks sponsorship management company

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The state is looking for a business to manage it’s sponsorship programs, and bring in some funding. Read more

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A Grand Adventure on the Grand River

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Summer is heating up and one of the ways Michigan residents cool down is by hitting the water in a kayak.

Michigan’s first universally accessible kayaking trip will begin with the goal of increasing awareness and money on Thursday.

The trip will span part of the Grand River in Eaton county. It’s Michigan’s longest river.

Scott Fraser is the event coordinator and owner of adaptive paddling school. Fraser owns an adaptive paddling school and said being on the water can be therapeutic for people with physical, emotional or cognitive challenges.

People would say ‘Well, I can’t do that.’ Well, why can’t you? So, we ensure that people of all needs have access to the waterways… that’s people with Down Syndrome, our wounded veterans, that all have equal access to the river.

“Healing starts in the mind. So, it’s health and healing through paddle sports, and if you can start the healing process in the mind, the body will follow,” Fraser said.

Fraser said the week-long trip will cover more than 100 miles.

Nearly two dozen wounded veteran and other kayakers will trek from Eaton Rapids to the Ionia area. They’re scheduled to finish June 25th.

For more information on the trip visit A Grand Adventure.

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Lawmakers fail to find money for roads before summer

011032609 Legislation to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads will have to wait until lawmakers return from their summer break.
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MI Senate fails to pass comprehensive road funding package

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Attempts in the Legislature to come up with more than $1 billion a year to fix roads fell apart late Wednesday night. After about 15 hours of trying to pass proposals to fix the roads, the Senate went home after midnight with no deal.
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‘Right to work’ part of discussions on roads package

DSC07421Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol over road funding may have resurrected the controversy over Michigan’s right-to-work law.
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Automotive summit to connect suppliers and manufacturors

1393090315w7ojmA summit next month aims at connecting smaller suppliers from across Michigan with large automotive manufacturers. Read more

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I-75 closure ahead in eastern Upper Peninsula

I-75ClosureTravelers along I-75 in the eastern Upper Peninsula will face a detour and some longer travel times starting next week.

I-75 will be closed starting Monday between M-134 and M-48. Work crews are replacing a large culvert near the Chippewa / Mackinac county line. Read more

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Gov. Snyder eyes road funding deal this week

DSC07421Gov. Rick Snyder wants a road funding solution on his desk by the end of this week.
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