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Gas prices force sheriff to put brakes on his deputies

MOUNT PLEASANT — High gas prices are putting the brakes on sheriff’s deputies in a mid-Michigan county.
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Coal-powered passenger ship to convert to new fuel source

LUDINGTON — A coal-powered passenger steamship on Lake Michigan that’s the last of its kind in the U.S. will stop using coal to fuel its historic engines once its operators settle on an alternate power source.

Lime begins equity pricing for scooter, bike rides

People living in Grand Rapids' Neighborhoods of Focus can take advantage of better access to micromobility transportation options thanks to a new initiative.

Grand Rapids company makes top freight brokerage list

A logistics company headquartered in Grand Rapids recently ranked within the top 100 freight brokerage firms in 2022.

Bridge replacement to impact I-196 travel

A bridge replacement project this fall will impact travel along I-196 in Grand Rapids.

Local contractor breaks down barriers to employment

A Grand Rapids-based mechanical contractor launched a new program to help employees by providing reliable work transportation. 

Report says roads, bridges need work

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A report from a national transportation research nonprofit indicates Michigan’s current conditions will worsen without significant investment.

Ally Logistics hits $100M goal, signs on for office expansion

A local transportation provider recently reached a growth milestone.

Local jet service provider receives final Learjet model

A local private jet service provider recently took on the delivery of the final production of an aircraft model.
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US will require valves on new pipelines to prevent disasters

U.S. officials on Thursday adopted a rule aimed at reducing deaths and environmental damage from oil and gas pipeline ruptures — a long-delayed response to fatal explosions and massive spills that have occurred over decades in California, Michigan, New Jersey and other states.

Airport hosts tech mobility companies

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Gerald R. Ford International Airport is the lift-off site for some companies.
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Michigan Legislature starts voting to pause state gas tax

LANSING — The Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday began voting to lift, for six months, Michigan’s 27.2-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes amid pump prices that exceed $4 per gallon.
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Whitmer urges Congress to pause 18-cents-a-gallon gas tax

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined five other Democratic governors Tuesday in urging Congress to pause the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gasoline tax for the rest of the year to alleviate pump prices that exceed $4 per gallon.
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Michigan auto insurers will begin issuing $400 refunds

LANSING — Michigan drivers with auto insurance soon will starting getting previously announced $400 refunds per vehicle.

Recreational boating industry powers through pandemic

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While cruise ship industry profits and stock values sank faster than a rock in water during the pandemic, Michigan's recreational boating industry not only remained afloat, but thrived with near-record sales.

Grand Rapids to buy CNG for fleet vehicles

Grand Rapids entered a partnership with The Rapid and DTE Energy to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) for city vehicles.

Professional Courier Services names new president

A local delivery services provider named its new president.

Truck dealership enhances online customer experience

K&R Truck Sales and two of its West Michigan subsidiaries launched new websites to improve user experience.
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Whitmer to propose $1 billion boost to transportation budget

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $1 billion, or nearly 20%, boost to Michigan’s transportation budget to repair roads and increase spending on transit and other programs.

Partnership expands SpartanNash distribution

SpartanNash plans to grow its distribution footprint through a longstanding partnership with a California food distributor.

Auxo Investment Partners acquires Securit Metal Products

A local private equity firm acquired a manufacturer of rivets based in southwest Michigan.

CasterDepot acquires Tucson Truck and Caster

A West Michigan caster and wheel supplier expanded into Arizona with the acquisition of a similar company.

Art Mulder and Sons Trucking investing $31M to expand in Holland

A transport solutions company will create 55 jobs in the city of Holland through an over $31 million expansion.Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development agency...

Adventure van company sets up camp in Grand Rapids

A West Michigan entrepreneur is building out customized vans for outdoor enthusiasts.

One man’s dream: all the Two Men and a Truck franchises in the region

Kyle Norcutt figured he might as well just corner the whole market.

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