SAULT STE. MARIE — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Transportation Program has been awarded a $300,000 competitive Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Tribal Transit Grant. The funding is aimed at building and strengthening partnerships throughout the tribe’s service area to meet the transportation needs of its most vulnerable members. The grant will fund start-up and operating costs associated with the Sault Tribe Regional Transit Project to collaborate with current transportation providers on expanding routes and schedules, upgrading services with additional fixed routes and expanding schedules to ensure reliable and equitable transportation access throughout the tribe’s seven-county service area in Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, Delta, Schoolcraft, Alger and Marquette counties. Current transit providers include Eastern Upper Peninsula Transit Authority, Marquette-Transit, Alger Country Transit Authority, Schoolcraft County Transit, Delta Area Transit Authority, Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency, St. Ignace Transit Committee and Indian Trails. Sault Tribe Chairperson Aaron Payment expressed his appreciation. “Helping our tribal members and other locals get to appointments, work, shopping and fulfilling other transportation needs improves the quality of life in our rural community,” he said. “I am grateful for the hard work and diligence of Wendy Hoffman, Sault Tribe transportation planner.” Transit in the…
From The Petoskey News:
ELMIRA — Elmira has been an interesting place to be over the past few weeks to say the least.
More specifically, the railroad tracks running through town, across M-32, have been a captivating area bustling with activity as several enormous pieces of equipment have arrived by train. This equipment was later transported to the Alpine Power Plant as the Wolverine Power Cooperative-owned project continues to advance toward completion.
“Everything is on schedule and we are excited with how (the project) has advanced,” said Ken Bradstreet, government affairs consultant for Wolverine Power Cooperative. “It’s been very good to see everything come together like it has.”
One of two generators to be used at the plant arrived Dec. 1 by rail and was stored on the tracks near the Railside Bar and Grill until it was relocated to the power plant Dec. 4.
The 300-ton, 18,000-volt General Electric generator was shipped by train from Schenectady, N.Y., located approximately 170 miles north of New York City. After arriving in Elmira, it was transported by a self-propelled trailer to its new home.
Both generators will connect to two General Electric natural gas-firing turbines, which were expected to arrive from Greenville, …
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