Interesting USA Today story on how airports around the country are now looking at themselves as full service transportation centers, where travelers can connect to all other forms of transit.
One of the eight assets of vibrant communities is having available multiple transportation options for residents and visitors alike. So called "multi-modal" options such as rail, air, bus, taxi, walking, biking, along with efficient street and highway systems for automobiles is what helps to create economic development opportunities.
Given that perhaps a few Michigan airports have such connections, it is something to consider as we continue to work on providing transportation options that will move our communities, regions and state as a whole forward toward a 21st century model for economic development and job creation.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.