A Groundbreaking Year for Transportation in Michigan (#MIOdyssey13)

The Michigan Transportation Odyssey – a yearly two-day trip across Michigan using trains, buses and bicycles – demonstrates both the opportunities and challenges to our passenger transportation system.  As you may have read in our previous post introducing the 2013 Michigan Transportation Odyssey, 2013 has been a groundbreaking year for transportation across Michigan. In fact, this year’s Odyssey theme is Groundbreaking Adventures because along the way we will highlight groundbreaking transportation successes across the state.

Michigan still faces a fair number of challenges when it comes to our transportation system, but every small success brings us closer to a modern comprehensive transportation system that is sustainable and equitable for all.  Throughout the past year, we’ve seen hard fought battles won across the state on behalf of all modes of transportation.

Below we’ve highlighted just a few of the transportation successes in Michigan:

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TART Trails celebrates a groundbreaking opening for a portion of the new Buffalo Ridge Trail. (http://traversetrails.org/trail/buffalo-ridge-trail/)

 

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The Indian Trails Michigan Flyer departs East Lansing. (http://www.freep.com/article/20130627/NEWS06/306270055)

This list is just a snapshot of the many exciting groundbreaking transportation projects across the state.  Over next month, leading up to the 2013 Transportation Odyssey on September 26th and 27th, we will highlight groundbreaking stories on our blog and social media sites.  Each week, we will detail a major groundbreaking success on our blog which will also be highlighted at events along our Odyssey journey.  Each day, we will highlight a success from across the state on our Transportation Odyssey Facebook and Twitter pages using #MIOdyssey13.

We would love to hear about the projects in your community.  Please leave your groundbreaking transportation stories in the comments below and it could be featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Written by Liz Treutel, Trans4M Fellow

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