Items Tagged with 'Grand Valley Metro Council'

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$3B transportation plan seeks direction

February 21, 2014
Planes, trains, automobiles and much more are the subject of a $3 billion regional transportation plan, which will be the focus of two open houses on Monday. Read More

Metro Council’s steering committee is in place

Group will begin to develop a plan for prosperity once grant arrives.

January 3, 2014
Even though Gov. Rick Snyder hasn’t awarded the grant, the Grand Valley Metro Council is ready to go to work. Read More

Council submits prosperity grant application

Next step is to create a new prosperity alliance.

November 22, 2013
It’s quite a major undertaking. In fact, the geographic region involved is about the size of New Jersey. Read More

Road funding to take a year’s detour

September 13, 2013
Don’t expect any movement on state funding for roads for the rest of this year and a big chunk of next year: That was the memo recently delivered to members of the Grand Valley Metro Council. Read More

Local governments spending more on streets

Survey shows some are spending more than they get in state gas taxes.

August 23, 2013
A Grand Valley Metro Council survey explains why local public officials are looking for new ways to pay for street and road work. Read More

Regional MDOT partnership on the right road

August 9, 2013
Michigan Department of Transportation Grand Region representatives updated Grand Valley Metropolitan Council members on planned road improvement projects for the coming year. Read More

MDOT trying to reduce delays on highways

Transportation agency takes some blame for lack of road funding

August 9, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Grand Region, which maintains more than 3,000 miles of state roadways in West Michigan, told the Grand Valley Metro Council recently it has a goal to reduce non-reoccurring delays on heavily-traveled I-96 and US-131 by 10 percent. Read More

Metro Council crosses a key bridge

June 21, 2013
The news most likely came either as a surprise or a sigh of relief to those who have followed the Grand Valley Metro Council since its inception in 1990. Read More

Pavement inspection keeps improving

What once cost Metro Council communities more than $230 per mile is now about $40.

May 24, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The peculiar-looking pavement condition data collection van working the streets in the member communities of the Grand Valley Metro Council isn’t new, but it keeps improving with advances in software and optical equipment. Read More

Metro Council chooses chamber president

May 10, 2013
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Baker is the newest member of the Grand Valley Metro Council board. Read More