federal transportation grant http://michiganradio.org en Mid-Michigan bus company to get controversial federal grant, Lansing airport officials disappointed http://michiganradio.org/post/mid-michigan-bus-company-get-controversial-federal-grant-lansing-airport-officials-disappointed <p>A private bus service will get a federal grant, despite the objections of Lansing’s Capitol Region International Airport.</p><p></p><p>The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission last night approved a $595,000 federal grant to the Michigan Flyer. The Flyer currently operates 8 daily round trips from Lansing to Ann Arbor to Metro Airport. The grant will allow its buses to run four more round trips each day.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Airport officials fear the added bus service will siphon off potential air passengers from Lansing.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:57:38 +0000 Steve Carmody 13268 at http://michiganradio.org Mid-Michigan bus company to get controversial federal grant, Lansing airport officials disappointed Battle Creek city commissioners approve health care exemption http://michiganradio.org/post/battle-creek-city-commissioners-approve-health-care-exemption <p>Battle Creek is opting out of a new state law that requires local government employees pay more for their health insurance. And it&rsquo;s not alone. The Michigan Municipal League says about a third of the cities it surveyed plan to exempt themselves from the law requiring an 80/20 split on health insurance costs.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The law allows a temporary opt out. And there are many reasons.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 02:59:10 +0000 Steve Carmody 4802 at http://michiganradio.org Battle Creek city commissioners approve health care exemption