MDOT wants help forming 25-year plan
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.