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Gov. Whitmer seeks $250M for parks; Senate has $1.5B bridge plan

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday called for spending a "historic" $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.

Grand Rapids grows micromobility pilot with more e-scooters, bikes

Grand Rapids is expanding its shared e-scooter and bike share service pilot with micromobility partner Lime.

Indian Trails launches bus tracker app

The Indian Trails Bus Tracker is now available for free download on Apple and Android smartphones. 

Facility designs bearings for Mars Rover

A global company many years ago began designing in Muskegon special application bearings for missions in space, and its work can be found today on the Perseverance Mars Rover that’s currently collecting samples on the red planet.

Owners sell Kent Moving & Storage Co.

A moving and storage company based on the state’s east side acquired a similar company in Kentwood.

Consumers stays on track to deliver EV fast-charging stations

2020 didn’t turn out to be the milestone year Consumers Energy was hoping for with its PowerMIDrive program, but the Michigan utility kept some momentum on the road to Michigan’s clean energy future.

Ford Airport named MDOT’s Airport of the Year

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport was named the Airport of the Year in the air carrier category by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics.

The Rapid announces paper ticket changes

The Rapid announced it will no longer accept paper 10-ride tickets after Feb. 28.

Logistics company opens brokerage division

Supply Chain Solutions introduced a brokerage division to its portfolio of logistics services.

Packaging company plugs into 178-kilowatt solar array

M-Industries announced a major step toward energy independence by having 419 solar panels installed on its factory roof.

The Rapid announces service changes in Byron Township

The Rapid announced schedule changes to the portion of Route 1 - Division operating in Byron Township.

Grand Rapids ranks 53rd best city for living without a car

Grand Rapids is a fair place to live in terms of carless transit, according to a recent survey.

Grand Valley Metro Council launches safety education campaign

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council recently launched a safety education and outreach campaign to inform pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers on how to stay safe when sharing the roadway.

COVID-19 shutdown limits crashes and road repairs

LANSING — Perhaps Michigan’s white-tailed deer population is one of the few winners of the pandemic.

‘Airbnb for parking’ opens to city users

A Miami-based startup is helping Grand Rapids residents and businesses pocket extra cash by renting out their parking spaces.

West Michigan road commissions deploy frost sensors to keep drivers safe

With dropping temperatures and drivers’ safety on their minds, Muskegon, Kent and Ottawa County road workers would like to keep these conditions to a minimum, and frost sensors can help do that.

The Rapid appoints permanent COO

The Rapid has appointed its interim COO to fill the role on a permanent basis.

The Rapid joins public safety pledge

The Rapid announced it joined the American Public Transportation Association’s Health and Safety Commitments Program.

Health care program for seniors instrumental during pandemic

Participants are slowly returning to Care Resources’ Day Center, but the pandemic altered the way the local Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organization cared for its participants — individuals who are 55 years or older and meet nursing home requirements but opt to stay home and receive at-home care.
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Detroit bus drivers won’t work; rides stop for thousands

DETROIT — Bus riders were stranded Friday in Detroit as drivers concerned about the coronavirus refused to report to work.

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