MDOT wants help form­ing 25-year plan

The Detroit News - - METRO -

Lans­ing — The Michi­gan Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion is seek­ing pub­lic in­put as it de­vel­ops a 25-year plan for the state.

The “Michi­gan Mo­bil­ity 2045 “plan will seek to es­tab­lish pri­or­i­ties for trans­porta­tion. The de­vel­op­ment phase of the plan runs through April.

As part of MDOT’s ef­forts, tele­phone town hall meet­ings will al­low the agency to ran­domly dial as many as 10,000 land­line phones per ses­sion and of­fer the pub­lic an op­por­tu­nity to join a con­fer­ence call, ask ques­tions and ex­press opin­ions.

A draft plan will even­tu­ally be re­leased for com­ment and re­view.

UM ar­chi­tec­ture stu­dents hit the road

Ann Ar­bor — An ar­chi­tec­ture class at the Univer­sity of Michi­gan is putting stu­dents on the road to ex­plore build­ings around the state and be­yond.

The school says this is the first se­mes­ter for “On Site: Ar­chi­tec­ture in a Mo­bile Class­room,” which is taught by pro­fes­sors Anca Trandafirescu and Claire Zim­mer­man. They’ve toured the school’s Ann Ar­bor cam­pus; De­troit; the Cran­brook ed­u­ca­tion com­mu­nity in sub­ur­ban De­troit; and Colum­bus, In­di­ana, which is known for its mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture.

Zim­mer­man says they “wanted to cre­ate a class that lets stu­dents in­ter­act with the build­ings while also fig­ur­ing out why they were built the way they were.”

Two killed in crash with De­troit bus

Two pas­sen­gers in a car that po­lice say rear-ended a De­troit Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion bus on the city’s west side died at the scene Sun­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

De­troit Po­lice say a sil­ver 1989 Acura was trav­el­ing east on Cur­tis when it hit DDOT bus No. 1030 that was south­bound on Mey­ers at Cur­tis at 7:25 a.m.

A back seat pas­sen­ger, a woman be­lieved to be 20-25 years old, was thrown through the Acura’s wind­shield. She died on the hood of the car. The front seat pas­sen­ger, a man also 20-25, was found un­re­spon­sive and died at the scene.

The driver, iden­ti­fied only as a male, was taken to a hos­pi­tal. One pas­sen­ger on the bus claimed a mi­nor in­jury, po­lice said.

Air Na­tional Guard seeks in­put on range

Grayling — The Michi­gan Air Na­tional Guard is seek­ing in­put on a plan to up­date mil­i­tary train­ing airspace around an ae­rial gun­nery range in north­ern Michi­gan that could change noise lev­els in sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

The pro­posal would cre­ate new mil­i­tary op­er­at­ing ar­eas in the Alpena Spe­cial Use Airspace Com­plex. That site is the mil­i­tary’s largest train­ing zone east of the Mis­sis­sippi River and in­cludes the Grayling Ae­rial Gun­nery Range.

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