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Metro Detroit talks mass transit, but so far, more talk than action


May 17, 2013 | WGVU  

In December, when the legislature passed the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for Southeast Michigan, most people thought the struggle to improve mass transit was over. 

But Detroit remains the last metro area without a regional bus and train system. And the RTA is only the legal document that allows plans to be drawn up.  The RTA has no money, and lacks public support to spend money. 

Today and tomorrow, the University of Detroit is holding a workshop for people trying to create a social movement toward transit.  Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus caught up with one of the organizers, Kevin McClogan, for a chat.



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Movie Talk
  January 30, 2015  |  WGVU  We preview six movies opening this weekend including "Project Almanac", "Black or White" and "A Most Violent Year."   
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Wednesday
2015 West Michigan Economic Forecast
  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  Survey shows three percent economic growth for West Michigan economy. “A little slower than what we had this year but still very strong and very respectful," says economist, Dr. Paul Isely.   
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  January 28, 2015  |  WGVU  earlier this month Colliers International hosted its 2015 West Michigan Economic and Commercial Real Estate Forecast report. It indicates the post-Great Recession market has gobbled up the existing property inventory.   
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Tuesday
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  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  Upcoming changes to the Grand Rapids Police Department include the introduction of officer body cameras. WGVU Midday recently spoke with LINC Community Revitalization, a local organization that helped lead efforts.    
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  January 27, 2015  |  WGVU  What inventors need to know when applying for a patent.   
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Friday
Jonny Depp Is Mortdecai in new movie opening with three others
  January 23, 2015  |  WGVU  Four new movies opening today, including Mortdecai with Johnny Depp, Cake with Jennifer Aniston, The Boy Next Door with Jennifer Lopez and the family picture Strange Magic. WGVU talks with Jennie Garone from Celebration Cinema.   
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Wednesday
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  January 21, 2015  |  WGVU  A Grand Valley State University study indicates West Michigan health costs are on the rise.   
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