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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City Of Fairfax Seeking Input On The Bike Fairfax City Bicycle Transportation Plan

The City of Fairfax is seeking input on the Bike Fairfax City bicycle transportation plan. This plan is being developed to help identify a comprehensive bicycle network and prioritize projects to connect this network with on- and off-street bicycle facilities. Whether you currently ride a bike in Fairfax City, are interested but concerned about safe bicycle routes, or have ideas about how bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles can share the city’s roads and trails more comfortably, we want to hear from you.

The city is obtaining input through a short survey and an interactive map available online: https://fairfax.altaplanning.cloud/

The city’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan envisions a “Green Ribbon” network that connects neighborhoods, provides more transportation options, and improves access to key destinations like schools, transit centers, and commercial and activity centers. The Bike Fairfax City plan will help advance this vision by identifying gaps and prioritizing projects to expand the network. Potential

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