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  1. County roads group says more than $2B needed for roads

    Lansing The County Road Association of Michigan said Thursday the state needs at least $2.1 billion in additional road funding nearly $1 billion more than Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed to adequately cover repairs on state and local roads.

    • 1:33 PM, Apr. 24, 2014
    • TECHNOLOGY

    Ride-sharing app Lyft expands to new markets

    New York Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app best known by the fuzzy pink moustaches on its cars, is launching its service in 24 new U.S. markets.

  2. Adopt-A-Highway litter pickup about to get started

    Lansing Volunteers taking part in the state's Adopt-A-Highway program will soon be picking up litter in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

    • 9:38 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Gas prices rise 2 cents over past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 2 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.74 per gallon.

  3. MDOT eyes Wisconsin passenger trains idled in legal dispute

    Michigan transportation officials are looking to buy or lease new passenger trains sidelined in a legal dispute between their Spanish manufacturer and Wisconsin.

  4. Oakland Co. about to see slew of orange barrels

    Prepare yourself, Oakland County; there's road construction in your future. In just a few short weeks, a $12 million project will kick off to reconstruct a one-mile stretch of Evergreen in Southfield.

    • 12:10 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Sterling Heights buys pothole repair equipment as others press state for road funds

    Sterling Heights As regional officials called on the state Thursday to boost funding for road repairs, one Macomb County city isn't waiting for help from the Legislature.

    • 3:20 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Macomb OKs SMART millage for ballot; Wayne moves toward approval

    Two metro Detroit counties moved Thursday to put a public transportation millage on the August ballot.

  5. Wayne County Commission moves closer to putting bus tax on August ballot

    Voters in many Wayne County communities will likely be asked for a 69 percent increase in tax support for Metro Detroit's suburban bus service in a 1-mill proposal headed for August's primary ballot.

    • 8:45 AM, Apr. 14, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Gas prices rise 6 cents over past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 6 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.71 per gallon.

    • 6:29 PM, Apr. 13, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    High-tech pavers helping contractors build a smoother I-96 in Metro Detroit

    For decades, paving companies have relied on stringlines to guide pavers while laying down new lanes of concrete or asphalt. The method worked, but was costly and time consuming.

    • 7:21 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Livonia officials find noise level violations along I-96 project

    Livonia city officials said Friday they found some violations of the decibel level during the reconstruction project of Interstate 96 but hope state transportation officials can work with contractors to adhere with noise restrictions.

  6. Students seek new study on Detroit I-94 expansion

    Detroit Some law students at Detroit's Wayne State University are urging the state to conduct a new environmental review of a long-planned expansion of Interstate 94 near the school.

  7. Noise complaints lead MDOT to limit night demolition work on I-96

    The construction crews working to revamp Interstate 96 have promised to cut down on the noise from nighttime demolition work that has sparked complaints from residents near the work zone in Livonia.

  8. Caution in work zones keeps drivers safe, too

    Pop quiz: Which group is more endangered in construction work zones, motorists or road workers?

    • 5:38 PM, Apr. 9, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Proposal for bus rapid transit between Detroit, Pontiac moving forward

    Detroit The options being considered for the bus rapid transit project along Woodward between Detroit and Pontiac has been given a preliminary green light by the ...

    • 12:32 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip 1 cent

    New York Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

    • 2:03 PM, Apr. 7, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    MDOT: No armageddon traffic stories in wake of I-96 closure

    It could have been worse, and it's sure to get better. That was the assessment of the Michigan Department of Transportation concerning the diversion of nearly ...

    • 7:05 AM, Apr. 7, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    I-96 project will save barrels of cash

    Nothing says construction in Michigan like rows of orange barrels, and about 5,000 of them will be used for the I-96 project that started in western Wayne ...

    • 8:47 AM, Apr. 7, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Gas prices fall 11 cents over past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have fallen about 11 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.65 per gallon.

    • 10:18 PM, Apr. 5, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Coping with I-96 shutdown: Relax, you're not alone

    Up to 150,000 drivers had to find an alternate route as of Saturday, , and if each one thinks they've discovered the quickest way around the crumbling, aging ...

  9. Gas prices rise by 5 cents in past 2 weeks

    Camarillo, Calif. The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has risen 5 cents in the past two weeks.

    • 5:44 PM, Apr. 5, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    The driving challenge begins with I-96 closure

    Construction season in Metro Detroit kicked off in a big way Saturday with the full closure of Interstate 96 between Newburgh and Telegraph (U.S. 24).

    • 11:18 AM, Apr. 4, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Your guide to Metro Detroit's $300M road construction season

    Between state and county road projects this summer, Metro area motorists can expect to run into more than $300 million in construction projects this year.

    • 11:19 AM, Apr. 4, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    I-96 construction to have major impact on Metro Detroit

    If the weather cooperates, the Michigan Department of Transportation will begin the project to reconstruct a seven-mile stretch of I-96 on Saturday rerouting ...

  10. Water main work will also completely rebuild 24 Mile in Shelby Twp.

    Heads up if you live, work or regularly commute on 24 Mile in Shelby Township. A three-year project to completely restore 24 Mile within the township will ...

    • 4:41 PM, Mar. 31, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE
    • Commuting

    Woman in good condition after Jeep gets wedged under semi trailer in Van Buren Twp.

    Van Buren Township A 33-year-old woman is in good condition following an early morning crash that left her Jeep wedged beneath the trailer of a semi, ...

    • 8:53 AM, Mar. 31, 2014
    • BUSINESS

    AAA: Gas prices rise 4 cents over past week

    Dearborn AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 4 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.77 per gallon.

  11. After crash, several strangers jump to the rescue

    Earlier in the week I was fortunate enough to write an uplifting story about the generosity and spontaneity of the human spirit. The story was about a group of ...

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  • Oakland Co. about to see slew of orange barrels

    Prepare yourself, Oakland County; there's road construction in your future. In just a few short weeks, a $12 million project will kick off to reconstruct a one-mile stretch of Evergreen in Southfield. - 04/18/2014

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