Explore one of the finest, most inventive small-town shopping districts in the Midwest while also helping your favorite local nonprofits, during Traverse City’s Shop Your Community Day, tomorrow, Saturday, November 10! A great way to support Groundwork, BTW! (Pictured: Storefront window at Eleven.)
Groundwork has released an in-depth feasibility study of the proposed passenger rail between Ann Arbor and Traverse City. Special event trains could begin as early as 2020.
Traverse City sails forth into Michigan history when, on August 13, 2018, it became the first city in the state to commit to 100 percent clean, renewable energy for electricity, with a target date of 2040.
Owosso native and entrepreneur Alyson Caverson is excited about the Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger rail project, which will run from the population centers of southeast Michigan to the emerging economies in the northwest, and pass through Owosso and towns like Howell, Durand, Alma, Mt. Pleasant and Cadillac-all opportunities for her to grow Happy Girl Granola.
The effort to reestablish passenger rail between southeast Michigan and the Traverse City and Petoskey areas reached another major milestone when the Groundwork Center and the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) selected rail industry experts, Transportation Economics and Management Systems (TEMS), to explore costs and create a business plan for regular train service.
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.