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Displaying items tagged: transportation

Thursday, 19 January 2023 14:26

Michigan’s chief mobility officer to step down — for a year of travel

The state's first chief mobility officer is on the move.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 16 December 2022 13:51

GR airport poised for ‘new growth territory’ after pandemic disruptions

After withstanding a historic crash in passenger travel activity at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a mild recession would hardly phase the air travel industry. That’s the view of Tory Richardson, the president and CEO of Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 22 August 2022 16:31

Accessible mobility app eyes more West Michigan communities, health care settings as participation grows

A mobility app for people with disabilities is experiencing strong growth since launching commercial operations in West Michigan two months ago, and now is considering expanding its services to more communities and health care providers.

Published in Small Business

Monday, 09 May 2022 14:33

Grand Rapids officials back plan to redesign Wealthy Street, U.S.-131 interchange

GRAND RAPIDS — City officials are backing plans that would redesign the Wealthy Street interchange at U.S.-131 to bring the street to grade level while elevating the highway.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 13 April 2022 13:06

The Rapid receives $15.8M in federal funding; plans Grandville HQ for paratransit service

Grand Rapids’ public transportation service will receive $15.8 million in federal funding meant to strengthen transportation in U.S. communities. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:10

GR, Wyoming, Kentwood seek development opportunities along South Division corridor

Planning officials in Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming hope a nearly completed study will help spur redevelopment along South Division Avenue after a highly touted bus rapid transit project failed to deliver on its economic development promises.


Sunday, 20 June 2021 18:00

Commercial fleets poised to bolster electric vehicle market

As the consumer vehicle market gradually transitions to electrified models, automotive experts say the commercial fleet segment has the potential to transform the sector more rapidly.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:50

Commuter transit route between GR and Holland to be revisited post-pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shift to remote working has stalled plans for a commuter transit system that would connect Grand Rapids and Holland.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 20 June 2021 17:40

Muskegon transit agency replaces some fixed routes with Uber-like program

MUSKEGON — Facing ongoing budget constraints, the Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) is launching a new program this week that aims to cut costs while providing the same level of service through an on-demand platform similar to Uber and Lyft.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 11:05

Pennsylvania bridge engineering firm opening Grand Rapids office

GRAND RAPIDS — A Pennsylvania-based civil engineering firm that specializes in the design, inspection and rehabilitation of bridges is opening an office in Grand Rapids. 

Published in Economic Development