I-94 http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-tuesday-august-27th-2013 <p>The Pentagon is proposing to cut back production of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. We looked at what that could mean for the Michigan companies that make parts for the Bradley.</p><p>And, who wins and who loses when a major freeway is widened through urban neighborhoods?</p><p>And we looked at the local food scene in Grand Rapids to see just how food builds a sense of place.</p><p>Also, a dead zone has developed in Green Bay. What is causing it and is there anything we can do to fix it?</p><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's been lots to celebrate in terms of sales for the U.S. car makers, bouncing back in a big way from their near-death experiences.</span></p><p>But those strong sales have the auto companies and their suppliers boosting production at a fast rate. And that could be having an unwanted effect---declining customer satisfaction with the vehicles they're turning out.</p><p>Claes Fornell, founder of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, joined us today to talk about the latest survey results.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:43:13 +0000 Stateside Staff 14162 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 Planned renovation of I-94 is met with resistance, but will it be worth it? http://michiganradio.org/post/planned-renovation-i-94-met-resistance-will-it-be-worth-it <p>Earlier this summer, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, SEMCOG, adopted something called the "<a href="http://www.semcog.org/2040regionaltransportationplan.aspx">2040 Regional Transportation Plan</a>." It's a roadmap, essentially, of how to spend $36 billion over the next 30 years to improve transportation in Southeast Michigan.</p><p>Of all the proposed improvements in this plan, the most controversial has been the renovation and expansion of I-94 and I-75. The price tag to expand and renovate these Detroit-area freeways is around $4 billion.</p><p>But critics say the proposals, especially the I-94 project, would force neighbors to pay a different price.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:44:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 13492 at http://michiganradio.org Planned renovation of I-94 is met with resistance, but will it be worth it? Detroit music landmark could be lost to I-94 expansion http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-music-landmark-could-be-lost-i-94-expansion <p>The United Sound Systems building on Second Street in Detroit could be demolished in an I-94 expansion plan. The recording studio has a rich musical history dating back to the 1930s.</p><p></p><p>Artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis and George Clinton have recorded there.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:53:35 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13365 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit music landmark could be lost to I-94 expansion SEMCOG meets today to discuss widening I-94 and I-75 http://michiganradio.org/post/semcog-meets-today-discuss-widening-i-94-and-i-75 <p>It's a safe bet you've experienced the congestion on I-94 or I-75.</p><p>It can get pretty bad during rush hour and it impacts thousands of people.</p><p>But is widening the highways worth the $4 billion cost estimate? Some people are saying no.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/06/widening_of_i-94_in_detroit_i-.html">Khalil AlHajal at MLive</a>, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is meeting today to go over those highway proposals among others.</p><p>The meeting is at 4:30 pm at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Greektown.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:42:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13162 at http://michiganradio.org SEMCOG meets today to discuss widening I-94 and I-75 I94 in Detroit is one of the most congested roads in America http://michiganradio.org/post/i94-detroit-one-most-congested-roads-america <p>A four-mile section of I-94 in Detroit is among the most congested highways in the nation. That&rsquo;s according to a new report from Texas A &amp; M University.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Bill Eisele&nbsp;is a research engineer with the <a href="http://tti.tamu.edu/2011/11/15/researchers-identify-the-nations-most-congested-corridors/">Texas Transportation Institute</a>. He says the organization identified 328 choke points in the nation&rsquo;s urban roadway system. Eisele says the stretch of I-94 in Detroit is a good example of where heavy commuting use often collides with special events downtown.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;So if Justin Verlander&rsquo;s on the mound&hellip;we&rsquo;re probably picking that up&hellip;that extra traffic downtown&hellip;we&rsquo;re picking up any construction&hellip;work zones&hellip;all of those things&hellip;that occur throughout the year,&quot;</em> says Eisele.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Eisele says encouraging downtown workers to telecommute or shift their schedules is one way to reduce traffic congestion along I-94 in Detroit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan had only one roadway on the list.</p><p>89 of the 328 congested roadways are in California. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:59:50 +0000 Steve Carmody 5000 at http://michiganradio.org I94 in Detroit is one of the most congested roads in America