Tag Archives: SMART

Detroit Park City No. 6 – Eastern Parket District

Market districts are kind of a fun thing. The idea is that instead of having a single building dedicated to a market, you have an entire neighborhood. In a single building, one runs the risk of losing what I’ll call … Continue reading

Posted in Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RTA: Intercity Bus Service between Detroit and Ann Arbor, Coming To A Southeast Michigan Near You

Often discussed in conversations about regional transit expansion in Southeast Michigan is the idea of a high-speed rail connection between Ann Arbor and Detroit. At face value, it seems like a slam dunk: Ann Arbor has over 120,000 residents and … Continue reading

Posted in Public transit, Transit infrastructure, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Challenging The Automotive Paradigm in Reagan Democrat Country

I found out the other night that there are people in Macomb County who actually refer to the Gratiot FAST bus as the “Heroin Express.” Yea, it were 3am, and I couldn’t sleep. So I delved into a Facebook rabbit … Continue reading

Posted in Business & Economics, Public transit, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Somewhat Unsurprising Struggle of Detroit’s Streetcar

Figures out this week show that Detroit’s QLINE streetcar, once heralded as a bringer of progress to our struggling city, show that ridership is a fraction of what it was projected to be, as reported this week by Detroit Metro … Continue reading

Posted in Parking, Public transit, Transit infrastructure, Urban Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment