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Don’t Just Vote for Public Transit, Try Riding It

Don’t Just Vote for Public Transit, Try Riding It

Affordability is often discussed as a housing issue, but in mostly rural, sprawling northwest Michigan, affordability is inextricably linked to the costs of transportation. We strive to provide affordable transportation alternatives for our workforce and celebrate when those options are made available. BATA’s regional bus service is an underutilized asset that is well positioned to address the region’s affordability and affordable housing dual conundrums.

Amazon’s Second Headquarters: Why Not TC?

Traverse City can compete with any city on quality of life, and is well positioned to recruit companies that pay higher wages. But what size of new companies could we handle? Five thousand employees? A thousand? We’re a long way from consensus in this community on the answer.

Eye-opening Data Reveals Percentage of Struggling Families

Eye-opening Data Reveals Percentage of Struggling Families

Newly-released data from the United Way shows that nearly 40 percent of people in northwest Michigan struggle to meet a basic standard of living. United Way defines the working poor as living at or below a “household survival budget” of $19,872 for a single adult and $58,740 for a family of four.

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