Let's Save Michigan

Economics of Place

Center for 21st Century Communities


Be the Change...

Michigan needs a new vision for its transportation system.  One that meets the 21st century needs of our 21st century communities, and that supports Michigan’s transition to a new economy.

But what should that vision look like?  What elements must it contain?

Governor Snyder is planning to unveil a new vision for Michigan’s transportation system this October. We’ve assembled a group of experts – some of whom are part of the governor’s advisory team on transportation issues and will have direct influence on his policy – to share ideas, answer questions, and articulate their visions for transportation in Michigan. This is the twitter audience’s best opportunity to actually inform a new vision for the state.

Let’s Save Michigan and the Michigan Municipal League held Michigan’s Transportation Vision: A Twitter Talk at noon on September 13, 2011.  The group explored solutions that have developed in other states, bold new ideas, and what changes Michigan must make.  In this time of high energy costs and slow job growth, we don’t need transportation to be another impediment to economic growth.  We need a transportation system that supports Michigan’s business and its people.

Use #MiTransVision to join the the ongoing conversation!

Links to Media Coverage

Detroit Free Press: "Snyder May Work Behind the Scenes on Light Rail"

Sustainable Cities Collective: "Tweeting a New Transportation Vision for Michigan"

American Planning Association: "Snyder May Work Behind the Scenes on Light Rail"

Links to Blog Posts

Governing People: Michigan Examines Transportation Future - Follow #mitransvision on Twitter

Inside 208: Transportation Experts Discuss Michigan's Transportation Vision

21c3: Michigan Transit Twitter Talk Big Success

21c3: Twitter Talk on Transportation Helps Define, Communicate Vision for Michigan's Future

21c3: Transit Twitter Talk Generates Constant Conversation

CivSource: Michigan Examines Transportation Future

Event Photos on Flickr




puentesRobert Puentes, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution



gilmartinDan Gilmartin, Executive Director
Michigan Municipal League



studleyRich Studley, President and CEO
Michigan Chamber of Commerce



neunerRory Neuner, Project Coordinator
Transportation for Michigan



kolbChris Kolb, Executive Director
Michigan Environmental Council



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