Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


The Mackinac Bridge, also known as the Mighty Mac, spans the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Michigan's Lower and Upper Peninsulas.
Want to Own A Piece of Mackinac Bridge? Here’s How and It’s Cooler Than You Think.

An auction will sell off pieces of the Mackinac Bridge, and it’s a much larger story of masterful civil engineering and what routine infrastructure maintenance could do for Michigan.

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‘It Opened the World to Us’: Broadband Infrastructure Can Transform Rural Michigan Life

More than a million Michiganders don't have access to broadband internet. Here's what it's like to finally connect.

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Barely Keeping Up with Pandemic Infrastructure, Rural Michigan Schools Need Biden’s Help

Leaky roofs, poor ventilation, and breaking amenities were a problem when she graduated from St. Clair High School. They still are now that she teaches there.

A destroyed street in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 12 January 2014. Detroit, the cradle of America_s automobile industry and once the nation_s fourth-most-populous city, filed for bankruptcy in summer 2013. Since then, the city leaders strive to keep the public life alive and at the same time reduce debt. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is held in Detroit from 13  to 26 January. Photo: ULI DECK/dpa | usage worldwide
7,000 Miles of Michigan Highway Could Get Repaired Thanks to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Fixing the “damn roads” started as a local effort from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but now has the backing of the president. That means cash dollars towards long term road repairs.

Train conductors standing at the train station in Battle Creek, Michiigan.
Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Could Connect Detroit and Toronto, Revolutionizing Rail in Michigan

A little extra traffic on Michigan's lonely passenger rail lines could be the start of a revolution in fixing old lines and laying new tracks.