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Lansing area planners exploring tri-county transportation options

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Susan Pigg of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will conduct a comprehensive study of mid-Michigan’s transit needs. We talk with the commission’s executive director, Susan Pigg.

A proposed plan to build a bus rapid transit system linking downtown Lansing and Meridian Township has many people thinking about the costs and benefits of expanded transit service in mid-Michigan. While it may be creating a stir, the BRT proposal is only part of a larger mass transit strategy for Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is preparing to launch a comprehensive study of the community’s transportation needs. Officials want to study how neighborhoods and businesses might prosper if the region had a strong, cross-county transit system.

Current State discusses the Transit Demand and Economic Prosperity study with Susan Pigg, the executive director of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission.

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