Michigan Department of Transportation to Widen US-41 in Houghton County

Posted in October 31st, 2011
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MDOT or the Michigan Department of Transportation has recently announced two federal Transportation Enhancement grants to bolster nonmotorized transportation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Kalamazoo. Houghton County is located in the Upper Peninsula and Kalamazoo in southwest Michigan. The Kalamazoo grant will aid in the construction of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. Once done the […]

Michigan Governer on Infrastructure and Transportation

Posted in October 28th, 2011
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Thanks to partisan politics it’s a struggle for congress to make their minds up on anything lately. Luckily, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has decided not to wait for them. He has stepped forward and provided a blueprint for the state’s transportation future. A major part of Snyder’s plan is establishing a rapid bus service in […]

72 Percent of USA Oil Needs Met Domestically

Posted in October 28th, 2011
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Here’s a bit of good news: the British newspaper The Telegraph reports that the United States today produces enough oil to satisfy 72% of its domestic needs, versus around 50% ten years ago. This is partly because of increased production, and partly curbed demand due to increasing fuel efficiency of American vehicles. New passenger cars […]

Cuomo Picks Political Brawler to Head MTA

Posted in October 24th, 2011
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New York State Governor Mario Cuomo’s new pick to head the City’s worn-out and peeling Mass Transit Authority may lack experience with mass transit, but he certainly knows how to do politics. Joseph Lhota, the new nominee, is a former banker; he also served as deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani. Lhota is the veteran of […]

Ford’s New Union Contract Makes Borrowing Cheaper for Manufacturer

Posted in October 22nd, 2011
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There’s been good news for Ford lately. Their credit rating has been lifted to within one level of investment grade Friday by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. That means it will be cheaper for the company to borrow money–as soon as it has secured a new contract with workers. Ford’s credit rating was lifted from […]

Transportation Secretary Weighs In

Posted in October 14th, 2011
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The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Florida Representative John Mica, is resorting to ever more colorful language to describe the state of our nation’s infrastructure. The esteemed public servant has recently been recorded saying that “America is one big pothole.” He stressed the need for “big money” to fix up decaying roads, […]

Top Resources for Global Relocation: From Realtors to Courier Services

Posted in October 14th, 2011
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Employees are more reluctant to be transferred to another country, especially places that are very different culturally. A volatile housing market makes employees hesitant to sell their homes and move someplace new. Additionally, an uncertain job market causes many spouses of transferees to remain in their home country to keep their jobs. Moving can be […]

Latest Ford Announcements Demonstrate Ecological Commitment

Posted in October 7th, 2011
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Ford Motors has come roaring out of the recession, being the only major American automaker to pull through without a taxpayer bailout. While that is Ford’s major bragging point in commercials, the company has undertaken other laudable initiatives, such as a company recycling program that’s meant to get old, fuel-inefficient cars off the road and […]