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Plane, Train, or Automobile (or Bus)

By Louis Bach, Communications

Amtrak has announced that they are upgrading the infrastructure on their Detroit-Chicago line:

A $196 million grant will reduce train travel time by 30 minutes between Detroit and Chicago. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded the grant to the Michigan Department of Transportation for track and signal improvements between [Read on...]

Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized Screened at the Detroit Film Theatre

by Louis Bach, Communications

The documentary “Urbanized” was shown at the DIA on Tuesday, October 11; director Gary Hustwit took questions after the screening. “Urbanized” is the third of Hustwit’s highly-regarded trilogy of documentaries about design, following “Helvetica” (on the typeface) and “Objectified” (on industrial design of consumer products).

Detroit features prominently in the [Read on...]

Personal Income Rides Off Into the Sunset

By Danny Devries, Data Analyst

As home to the “Big Three,” Detroit is the Motor City, the modest region that drives the world. But what drives Detroiters? Cars, cars, cars. Sure, we have our SMART and DDOT buses, but according to the OneD Scorecard, Detroit has the sixth highest percentage of people who drive [Read on...]