SEMCOG http://michiganradio.org en 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 Vote to shift federal transit funds from Detroit to suburbs opens old wounds http://michiganradio.org/post/vote-shift-federal-transit-funds-detroit-suburbs-opens-old-wounds <p>A rift over transit money is once again dividing Detroit from its suburban neighbors.</p><p>The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments voted Friday to <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130426/METRO05/304260447/SEMCOG-shifts-7M-from-Detroit-bus-service-suburbs?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">shift money from Detroit’s bus system to a suburban line.</a></p><p>SEMCOG has temporary oversight of federal transit funds for capital investment while the new southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority gets up and running.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:08:24 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 12310 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit prepares to fight for federal bus funds http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-prepares-fight-federal-bus-funds <p></p><p>A vote this Friday could determine how federal transit money is split between Detroit and its suburbs—and Detroit officials aren’t at all happy with what’s being proposed.</p><p>Right now, <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130424/COL33/304240098">that federal money is divided based on ridership</a>. So the Detroit Department of Transportation gets about 65% of the funding, while the suburban system—known as SMART—gets 35%.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:07:47 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 12280 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit prepares to fight for federal bus funds