Three Gratiot communities seeking transportation millage | News

Three Gratiot County communities have formed a public transportation authority and are now looking to pass a millage in the Nov. 3 general election to operate it.

Pine River Township, along with the cities of Ithaca and St. Louis are asking voters to approve a five-year, 0.96-mill levy that would provide funding to become part of the Alma Transit system.

 

The millage would raise $117,000 a year in Pine River, $72,000 in Ithaca and $51,000 in St. Louis.

 

Alma has had a similar levy in place for a number of years that funds its Dial-A-Ride bus service.

 

Currently, St. Louis has a contact that pays Alma Transit $10,000 annually to prove some service to city residents.

 

Pine River was paying $2,500 a year but that only covered a small portion of the township between Alma and St. Louis.

 

If the millage passes it would provide the same level of service

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Sharjah Municipality launches bicycle patrols on beaches



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Sharjah: Sharjah Municipality has launched bicycle patrols for the beaches of the city of Sharjah and green spaces in order to educate its users and urge them to adhere to preventive measures. The movement aims to enhance its monitoring and awareness role on beaches and green spaces.

Thabit Al Turaifi, Director General of Sharjah City Municipality launched the first stage, which included five patrols and they were launched from the main building in Al Musalla area. A number of municipality staff attended the ceremony.

Al Turaifi said that the bicycle patrols enhance the monitoring role of the municipality on the beaches of Sharjah, which is characterised by the availability of special lanes for such bicycles, through which the municipality promotes awareness among the public of the importance of adhering to all the instructions and

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Ready to ride in a driverless car? Waymo vans going public in Arizona

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Waymo is expanding the number of its driverless cars in Arizona.

Arizona Republic

PHOENIX – Waymo will allow the general public to download an app and catch a ride in a fully autonomous van – with nobody behind the wheel – in the weeks ahead.

It will be the first time average Janes and Joes can order a ride in the conspicuous Pacifica minivans that buzz around public roads in Chandler, Arizona, and othe Phoenix-area  cities the way they might use a service like Lyft or Uber.

The launch of this new phase of Waymo’s car service, which began with a smaller step Thursday, marks a significant milestone in the company’s march toward offering a fully autonomous ride service.

Waymo, like Google, is a division of California-based Alphabet Inc. The company brought autonomous vehicles to Chandler in 2016 and has incrementally expanded both the area where the cars operate

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