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Harbor Transit Expansion Into GH Township Helps Generate 30% Increase In Ridership

Harbor Transit Expansion Into GH Township Helps Generate 30% Increase In Ridership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harbor Transit announces a dramatic increase in its demand for service since bus transportation was expanded into Grand Haven Township earlier this year. Demand service became available on January 3 to the entire township following a successful millage vote. In order to better accommodate this expansion, four new buses were added to the fleet and 10 new drivers hired to handle the expected increase in ridership. During the first two weeks of February, Harbor Transit averaged 100 pickups per day in the township.

"The entire system transported 7,360 passengers in that two week period which translates into a 30% increase over the same period of a year ago," stated Tom Manderscheid, Transportation Director. "We've know for some time that the need existed in the township for bus service to the schools, for shopping, and to help get people to and from work and we are pleased to be able to address those needs."

The Snow Plow Roadeo

 

The City of Kentwood hosted the 2011 Midwest Michigan Snow Plow Roadeo. This year there were 52 participants that made 26 teams of two.

 

A snow plow Roadeo is a test of driving skills through an obstacle course. Points and time are kept during the course and the team with the highest total is declared the winner.

The obstacle course is laid out with cones and barrels to challenge the driver’s ability to operate a plow truck through stations that simulate maneuvering around parked cars, inside and outside curves, diminishing clearance, offset intersections, serpentine areas, and backing into a loading dock.

 

Our Road Commission participants did very well at the competition.

Fall color tour beginning in Grand Haven

Fall color tour beginning in Grand Haven

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Grand Haven and takes you through Grandville, Eastmanville, and Spring Lake.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Grand Haven:

Robbins Rd east to Mercury Dr past Grand River bayous to Riverside Park (becomes Green St, then North Cedar Dr). South on 104th Ave, east on Osborn St (becomes Warner). South on 68th St, east on M-45. South onto 48th St, east on Fillmore (becomes Cottonwood Dr). In Jenison, left on Baldwin, left on Chicago Dr. In Grandville, left on Wilson to M-11/28th St, left onto M-11 northbound. Left on Fennesey St (becomes Luce St, then Linden Dr).

Grand Haven posts new episode of Grand Haven City Digest

Grand Haven posts new episode of Grand Haven City Digest

The City of Grand Haven has posted a new episode of Grand Haven City Digest to their website. This episode is titled Grand Haven's Road Infrastructure and features a conversation with City Manager Pat McGinnis, City Council Member Robert Monetza and Public Works Director Bill Hunter.

Click Here to watch the episode.

Temporary Closure of Sherman Avenue

Temporary Closure of Sherman Avenue

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Sherman Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from Sand Drive to

Harbor Avenue beginning Monday, September 12 thru Friday, October 21, 2011 for underground utility work. Please use “Y” Drive off of Harbor Drive to access the YMCA and Mulligan’s Hollow area.

If you have any questions regarding this Press Release, please call William Hunter, Director of Public Works, at 847-3493.

Thank you.

Exchange Street Closed

Exchange Street Closed

If you're like many who try to avoid traffic on Savidge Street (M-104) by taking Exchange, be warned! Exchange Street between Meridian and South Lake will be closed for the remainder of the summer.

Exchange Street isn't the only thing getting a face lift. Dollar General On Exchange Street is in the final stages of a makeover as well.

20th Annual Michigander Bike Tour passing through several My Town communities

20th Annual Michigander Bike Tour passing through several My Town communities

ADA, MI - Approximately 400 bicyclists will be enjoying part of Ada Township’s non-motorized trail network this week, as part of the 20th annual Michigander Bicycle Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. After staying overnight at the County fairgrounds in Lowell on Tuesday, July 19, tour riders will be riding west on Bailey Drive into Ada Township on Wednesday morning, where riders will use the Township trails on McCabe Ave., Conservation St. and Honey Creek Ave., on their way to the City of Rockford and ending that day in Ravenna.