Transportation & Community Design
T.C. Mobility Lab
With your involvement, we can continue working on innovative solutions to tame traffic in Traverse City's downtown and neighborhoods, improving livability and keeping T.C. thriving.
T.C. MOBILITY LAB
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the T.C. Mobility Lab?
The T.C. Mobility Lab is Groundwork’s initiative that explores, fosters community conversation, and tests ways to improve the local transportation system. The program's aim is to maintain our region’s quality of life, build a healthier and more livable community, and keep and attract a productive workforce.
What's the goal of the Mobility Lab?
What new services will you explore?
Based on best practices in other towns and feedback from employers, multiple options are surfacing as initiatives to explore: Private commuter shuttles, a downtown on-demand shuttle, a circulator shuttle, and a bike share program.
How can I get involved?
Sign up for Groundwork's newsletter for updates on T.C. Mobility Lab and ways you can get involved. Also keep an eye out for the Advocate Academy that we co-produce with Norte. A six-week class taught in late winter, the academy teaches strategies and offers advice for dealing with local government on issues like making a town more walkable and bike-able. You may also contact Groundwork Deputy Director, James Bruckbauer.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
T.C. Mobility Lab News
Next Year’s Northern Michigan Rail Study Will Welcome Critics, Concerns
The idea of creating a passenger rail connection to northern Lower Michigan reached an exciting milestone this year when state and federal lawmakers announced funding support for the next phase of planning. But even though many people think the news is a win for...
Ride Hailing, Accessible Housing at a Big New Station, more!
BATA has been keeping busy with day-to-day operations and planning for the future. With so much to catch up on, I sat down with Eric Lingaur, BATA’s Director of Communications and Development, to get the full scoop! Ridership & Hiring Carolyn: By the...
$42 Million Rail Upgrade Boosts Prospects for Passenger Rail
Above photo: Recently completed track upgrades near Traverse City. A passenger train line to Traverse City is one step closer to reality, thanks to a major boost from a federal grant program. Last week U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that...