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Transportation Innovation: Shedding a Light on Safety Upgrades

August 19, 2015 - in Corporate

Aug. 18, 2015—Your commute in Metro Detroit will soon by brighter and safer. Using innovative contracting, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will enter a public-private partnership (P3) agreement to upgrade and maintain freeway lights in Detroit's…

Mayor Duggan Launches Improve Detroit App Powered by Socrata and Esri

April 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

From potholes, to water main breaks to illegal dumping, residents can use their smart phone to get problems fixed. Detroiters now have the ability to…

Michigan DOT to Deploy Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication Technology in Detroit

September 8, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with General Motors, Ford Motor Co., and a University of Michigan (U-M) consortium to deploy…

$750,000 in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds Headed to Detroit for Roads Damaged by Rainfall

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help the Michigan Department of Transportation cover the costs of repairing roads and…

Detroit M-1 Rail Streetcar Construction Begins Today

M-1 RAIL Streetcar will began work this Monday, July 28, 2014, with a full closure of Woodward Avenue from Adams Street to Campus Martius Park for approximately 120 days. The announcement was recently made during a meeting M-1 RAIL hosted with small businesses,…

Detroit’s Blight Mapping Data Guides Decision Making

May 29, 2014 - in Analysis, Maintenance, Projects

The Motor City Mapping project took place this past winter as a principal project of the Blight Task Force. Motor City Mapping saw 150 Detroiters survey 377,602 parcels of land in Detroit, 99% of property in the city, in an effort to establish an accurate…

Crews Mapping Every Blighted Structure in Detroit

December 25, 2013 - in Maintenance, Sensors

Dozens of hired workers and volunteers have met by numbered signs in the halls of Tech Town. There, they are given Google Nexus 7 tablets and, in groups of three, set out to Detroit’s neighborhoods to document every blighted structure and lot. It is the…

Detroit Forum to Focus on Role of ‘Joy’ in Urban Planning

June 16, 2013 - in Announcement, Planning

Using joy to jumpstart urban revitalization is the focus of a forum this week at Wayne State University in Detroit. The university is hosting a series of events Monday and Tuesday dubbed "Joy: in the Midst of Transition." It includes a public lecture and…

Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Plans Move Forward

December 8, 2012 - in Environment

The Detroit City Planning Commission approved the city’s new urban agriculture zoning ordinance Thursday evening. The action takes the city closer to officially recognizing the city’s multitude of community gardens and encouraging new and larger urban…

Detroit's Urban Agriculture Plans Move Forward

December 8, 2012 - in Environment

The Detroit City Planning Commission approved the city’s new urban agriculture zoning ordinance Thursday evening. The action takes the city closer to officially recognizing the city’s multitude of community gardens and encouraging new and larger urban…