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  1. Ah, but there is no region. This is, and has...

    Ah, but there is no region. This is, and has always been, the problem. Michigan is a home-rule state, and there are about as many municipalities in the Detroit metro area as there are nations in...
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    That, and the complete neglect of basic store...

    That, and the complete neglect of basic store upkeep. Lampert basically took it as a real estate play, and he himself has been doing OK with it, while destroying two iconic American brands. Sears...
  3. I agree. Whatever my political differences with...

    I agree. Whatever my political differences with Mr. Patterson may have been, and there were many, I never doubted that he made his best effort to represent his constituents. Remember, Coleman Young...
  4. It's sort of unfair to blame the RTA for the laws...

    It's sort of unfair to blame the RTA for the laws that created it. When the MI legislature passed the enabling laws that allowed there to be an RTA at all, those laws were drafted so as to make it...
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    Given the decision by Marygrove to back out of...

    Given the decision by Marygrove to back out of the merger, at a time when all three institutions were in fairly dire straits, I must say I'm gratified they were able to keep things going these 29...
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    That is a spectacularly interesting question, and...

    That is a spectacularly interesting question, and at the moment unanswerable. The U.S. Census Bureau produces estimates of population between the decennial counts, but they are just that, estimates,...
  7. Agreed. I always found it kind of ridiculous not...

    Agreed. I always found it kind of ridiculous not to have signs telling you what important road you are headed toward just because the road is a Canadian road and not an American road. Even if MI...
  8. It is unfortunate that people are using this...

    It is unfortunate that people are using this space for any other reason than to wish Mr. Patterson well. There have been many, many issues over the years when I have disagreed with him, but he has...
  9. Here's one of the things Amazon cited about their...

    Here's one of the things Amazon cited about their existing Seattle HQ that apparently was an important kind of a thing, and to me, this, all by itself, means Detroit could not have made the cut:
    ...
  10. That's a great question. Strictly speaking, it...

    That's a great question. Strictly speaking, it usually isn't possible to establish causation with great certainty because the scientific processes you'd like to employ aren't available. (You know:...
  11. Post from the past... you be the judge (transit)

    This was posted, never mind by whom (although I bet you smart DYers can figure it out) several years ago when people were still going back and forth about what Woodward light rail would or wouldn't...
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    Thanks Canadian Visitor. I bet the people who...

    Thanks Canadian Visitor. I bet the people who live along the current truck route in West Windsor can't wait until it's completed.
  13. Former police chief (and dear friend from way...

    Former police chief (and dear friend from way back) "Ike" McKinnon wrote of his experiences with "Rotation Slim" in a book he wrote a long time ago; I'm sure I have it somewhere here but I can't put...
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    I'd be interested if Rick Wershe was a more...

    I'd be interested if Rick Wershe was a more interesting character. The only singular thing about him is the age at which he started ratting out his friends; after that, following the typical...
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    A few observations. First, Detroit is in the...

    A few observations.

    First, Detroit is in the best shape it's been, by far, since I first encountered it in 1979. Are there problems? Sure, show me a city without problems. But Mayor Duggan and...
  16. Remember that one of the reasons for the new...

    Remember that one of the reasons for the new bridge is that the Ambassador Bridge does not, and cannot, connect directly to the expressway system in Ontario. The good people of Windsor/Essex have to...
  17. I wouldn't be surprised if, at some point in the...

    I wouldn't be surprised if, at some point in the near future, the Fort Street route gets 24 hour service, and the Tireman route disappears completely. There is a major effort underway to redo the...
  18. The article I read in one of the papers quotes...

    The article I read in one of the papers quotes one of these guys as being frustrated by SMART's quite-low "farebox recovery", the amount of operating expenses covered by fares, which is quite low. ...
  19. Yep, thanks for finding that.

    Yep, thanks for finding that.
  20. Touche. I haven't studied parking lot...

    Touche.

    I haven't studied parking lot behavior, but I've been around enough parking lots over time to form a reasonable hypothesis, which is that nearly everybody tries to find the closest...
  21. You understand that the corridor of a mall is an...

    You understand that the corridor of a mall is an enclosed tube with hundreds of people who have who knows what in the way of illnesses, right?

    Also, I applaud your parking behavior, but yours is...
  22. I was afraid someone would ask me to remember...

    I was afraid someone would ask me to remember such details :)

    The study was quite a few years ago, maybe 2005 or 2006. We focused on the city of Detroit specifically, and how far someone walks...
  23. Yes, it's very lovely that all of these people...

    Yes, it's very lovely that all of these people (1) have a car, (2) have a license, (3) are physically able to drive and so forth, and can get by wonderfully without any other means. Hoback and I...
  24. It's changed over the years. Currently...

    It's changed over the years. Currently mathematics. However, I have done professional transit planning including LRT.
  25. You see, dtown, you've hit the nail on the head...

    You see, dtown, you've hit the nail on the head here. The loyal opposition on this thread seems to be of the opinion that giving people choices is a bad thing; that everyone must buy an F-5000 and...
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