Changing the Concept of Buses

Jack Reinhart's picture

So after meeting with Michael and Jeff, I realized that I wasn't headed quite in the right direction for my proposal. I decided to change my Persona and Pov and Solutions (take a look if you would like) to a relate to a different person. After talking for nearly 45 minutes, I think we finally came up with a better direction.

The poor condition of roads...

Bella Mattera's picture

The poor condition of roads in Michigan lead to drivers paying an additional of $648 a year on average in vehicle operating costs. This additional cost is a result of the poor road conditions accelerating the rate of depreciation of cars. According to a study, only about 32 percent of Michigan’s major roads were considered to be in good conditions. It is even possible that the poor road conditions lead to car accidents, decreased household and workplace productivity, lost time and additional wasted fuel.

Move-Away from a No Fault State

Isra Elshafei's picture

Currently Michigan is a no-fault state. This means that whenever you get into an accident it does not matter whose fault it was. That means that not only does the person who caused the accident's insurance goes up but also the person who was affected by the accident does too. However, as of early February lawmakers have been trying to repeal this law and it is still in progress. 

Birds - They're Back

Henry Burke's picture

We have had a brutally cold winter here in Ann Arbor; Bird scooters vanished from the campus for the entire months of December and January. Recently, I have seen the return of these scooters. You can spot them in their typical resting spots around popular school; buildings and populated streets. 

Do you think it is a good idea for Birds to already be back? We will still be dumped on with snow for a month; this creates a very easy way to slip on streets and sidewalks and cause serious potential harm. Should Birds be regulated to certain seasons or months out of the year?

Detroit Public Schools Unifying Bus Plan

Ryan Cullen's picture

In June of 2018, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan introduced a new bus plan for students in the city aimed at reducing the nearly 32,000 students who leave the city each day to attend suburban schools. The plan also unites the bus routes of public, DPSCD schools and charter schools, helping to more effectively service neighborhoods, particularly in Northwest Detroit.

Elon Musk and the Boring...

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Elon Musk and the Boring company have almost finished construction on their first tunnel which runs under Los Angeles. "The tunnel will be a key component of its Loop transportation system, which will transport people in their own cars or passenger 'pods' for bicyclists and pedestrians. The high-speed system will allow people to bypass LA traffic and get around the city faster." Critics have said this may just make traffic worse as it will attract more people to gravitate towards cars and wait at tunnel entrances.

University of Michigan Students Create Petition to Cancel Classes

Stefan Santrach (TC)'s picture

Article

Yesterday, students from the University of Michigan created a petition to cancel classes this week due to the incelement weather. While we know now that classes have been cancelled for both Wednesday and Thursday, do you think that the University's reputation as being though to cancel classes has trasnportation implications?

Changing the Concept of Buses

Jack Reinhart's picture

So after meeting with Michael and Jeff, I realized that I wasn't headed quite in the right direction for my proposal. I decided to change my Persona and Pov and Solutions (take a look if you would like) to a relate to a different person. After talking for nearly 45 minutes, I think we finally came up with a better direction.

The poor condition of roads...

Bella Mattera's picture

The poor condition of roads in Michigan lead to drivers paying an additional of $648 a year on average in vehicle operating costs. This additional cost is a result of the poor road conditions accelerating the rate of depreciation of cars. According to a study, only about 32 percent of Michigan’s major roads were considered to be in good conditions. It is even possible that the poor road conditions lead to car accidents, decreased household and workplace productivity, lost time and additional wasted fuel.

Move-Away from a No Fault State

Isra Elshafei's picture

Currently Michigan is a no-fault state. This means that whenever you get into an accident it does not matter whose fault it was. That means that not only does the person who caused the accident's insurance goes up but also the person who was affected by the accident does too. However, as of early February lawmakers have been trying to repeal this law and it is still in progress. 

Birds - They're Back

Henry Burke's picture

We have had a brutally cold winter here in Ann Arbor; Bird scooters vanished from the campus for the entire months of December and January. Recently, I have seen the return of these scooters. You can spot them in their typical resting spots around popular school; buildings and populated streets. 

Do you think it is a good idea for Birds to already be back? We will still be dumped on with snow for a month; this creates a very easy way to slip on streets and sidewalks and cause serious potential harm. Should Birds be regulated to certain seasons or months out of the year?

Detroit Public Schools Unifying Bus Plan

Ryan Cullen's picture

In June of 2018, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan introduced a new bus plan for students in the city aimed at reducing the nearly 32,000 students who leave the city each day to attend suburban schools. The plan also unites the bus routes of public, DPSCD schools and charter schools, helping to more effectively service neighborhoods, particularly in Northwest Detroit.

Elon Musk and the Boring...

Ben Goldstein's picture
Elon Musk and the Boring company have almost finished construction on their first tunnel which runs under Los Angeles. "The tunnel will be a key component of its Loop transportation system, which will transport people in their own cars or passenger 'pods' for bicyclists and pedestrians. The high-speed system will allow people to bypass LA traffic and get around the city faster." Critics have said this may just make traffic worse as it will attract more people to gravitate towards cars and wait at tunnel entrances.

University of Michigan Students Create Petition to Cancel Classes

Stefan Santrach (TC)'s picture

Article

Yesterday, students from the University of Michigan created a petition to cancel classes this week due to the incelement weather. While we know now that classes have been cancelled for both Wednesday and Thursday, do you think that the University's reputation as being though to cancel classes has trasnportation implications?

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