It's time for bikes and buses 'cause the weather's gettin' warmer.
The 19th Annual Smart Commute Week is just around the corner!
Have you signed up for the Commuter Challenge? If not, take a minute and sign up today. Registration deadline is at the end of May.
There are lots of events that week that you don't want to miss: commuter breakfasts; Monday's documentary called Aftermass; Try Transit Day; and, of course, the Getting Transportation To Work Commuter Summit on Tuesday, June 4.
Northwest Michigan transit in action
Who's up for some really 'wonky' transit policy stuff? Smart Growth America and Current Transportation drafted the first white paper on mobility management for the Grand Traverse area. It's filled with ideas that could help our transit agencies coordinate their services across the six-county region. The paper describes ways to share fares, share dispatch services, and collaborate to raise money. It pulls from other models around the country. Talk about great weekend reading!
► May 23 at 4 p.m. - Grand Vision Transit Subcommittee at the BATA Hall St. Transfer Center (115 Hall St., Traverse City, MI)
► May 29 at 9 a.m. - Bay Area Transportation Authority Board Meeting at the BATA Hall Street Transfer Station (115 Hall St., Traverse City, MI)
► June 3-7 - The 19th Annual TART Trails Smart Commute Week
► June 12 at 12 p.m. - Benzie Bus Board Meeting at the Benzie Bus Headquarters (14150 U.S. 31, Beulah, MI)
Our chamber's, Luciani, calls for 'transportation options'.
Buses, trails, and sidewalks make quite a strong concoction.
See you on the bus!
The Regional Rider is a monthly update that highlights the efforts to coordinate transit service in the six-county Grand Vision region. It’s published by the Michigan Land Use Institute’s transportation policy specialist, James Bruckbauer. For feedback, or to receive an emailed version every month, contact James at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @jimbruckb.