Saturday, January 24, 2015

Michigan losing the war to attract talent "Braun’s comments reflect the antique thinking and lack of vision that explain why other states are eating Michigan’s lunch when it comes to attracting young innovators and entrepreneurs. Two thirds of young workers put good transit in their top three criteria when choosing where to live. To reverse the brain drain, we need 21st-century transportation.

...People in places with good transit support it because they see how their investment builds economic strength and a desirable quality of life for everyone, not just transit riders.

Every dollar invested in public transportation generates $4 in economic returns, according to the American Public Transportation Association. Michigan’s return on investment will only increase as the quality and convenience of our transit options expands."