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Displaying items tagged: Grand Valley Metro Council

Sunday, 22 May 2022 18:03

Community leaders push for connectivity at congested U.S.-131 interchange

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite numerous complexities involved with improving the congested Wealthy Street interchange at U.S.-131, city and community leaders seek to create more connectivity with $10 million recently allocated to upgrade the aging infrastructure.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 07 July 2019 19:00

Bolstering West Michigan commuter transit would aid talent attraction, officials say

Officials studying commuter transit options between Grand Rapids and Holland are hoping to make West Michigan more competitive when it comes to talent attraction.

Sunday, 20 January 2019 22:00

Backed by Wege Foundation grant, GREEN aims to get all GRPS students into nature

GRAND RAPIDS — A new initiative funded with a $300,000 grant from the Wege Foundation wants to develop environmentally-conscious human beings at a young age. The aim for the Grand Rapids Environmental Education Network, or GREEN, is to have every student in Grand Rapids Public Schools participate in an environmental experience, according to Clayton Pelon, associate director of the Grand Valley State University College of Education who serves as the lead on the grant.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:10

Cities could lose millions for local programming under federal, state proposals

Amid the legislative chaos of this year’s lame-duck session in Lansing, local officials in Grand Rapids and elsewhere are concerned over revenue cuts that could impact local programming while benefiting large telecommunications and cable companies.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 01 November 2018 15:34

Plans for key sites on banks of Grand River unveiled

GRAND RAPIDS — A broad group of stakeholders on Thursday unveiled conceptual plans for re-designing public spaces on both banks of the Grand River through downtown Grand Rapids.

Friday, 28 September 2018 19:43

Transit planners push for options amid uncertainty over ridership

As transportation advocates and urban planners push new mobility strategies, they’re also working to see how new tools may affect the future of traditional mass transit.

Published in Economic Development