Transportation

Michigan Central Station, From Riches to Relics … to Riches Again?

In 1805, a fire razed Detroit to the ground. In a search for optimism during the aftermath of the fire, displaced Detroiters landed on a...

Water Under the Bridge: Cleveland’s Abandoned Streetcar System

Built in 1918, the unassuming gray steel of the Detroit-Superior Bridge arches over the Cleveland skyline. The bridge was originally fitted with two levels:...

On its 120th Anniversary, Ford Looks to Shift Gears

New York and Sinatra. Chicago and deep dish. Toledo and glass. Most American cities have distinct personalities that revolve around the markets, meals or...

Are Streetcars Back in Fashion? The Success of the Cincinnati Bell Connector

In 2023, while cities across the U.S. continue to struggle with the future of intracity public transit, the Cincinnati Bell Connector reached some of...

The Columbus Way’s Great Roadblock

Columbus is at risk of being strangled by its transit system. The city is forecasted to grow by over 726,000 people in the next...

Can Cities Really Be Car-free? Michigan’s Mackinac Island Has Been for 125 Years

This year’s global temperature is 1.1 C higher than in pre-industrial times – just 0.4 degrees under the global warming threshold. Humans contribute to...

How the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Has Transformed Transportation Accessibility and Arts Visibility

Stretching across eight miles and connecting six distinct cultural districts, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail has served its city for a decade.  The trail enables residents...
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The Roche de Boeuf Interurban Bridge: A Historical Site on the Verge of Destruction

Take a trip to northwest Ohio and you’ll find the breathtaking Ohio Electric Interurban Bridge, also known simply as the Interurban Bridge (it has...

Is a Walkable Midwest Possible?

When compared to other countries, America receives consistently low walkability scores. A recent study released by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy found...

What’s Next for Toledo Express Airport and Midsized Air Travel Hubs?

On Sept. 6, an Embraer ERJ145 jet departed Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport at 3:58 p.m. One hour and 17 minutes later, the...

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