Friday, January 11, 2013
Residents are encouraged to comment on the region’s long-term transportation plan.
Friday, January 11
As part of its public outreach efforts in developing Southeast Michigan’s 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, has released the fifth in a series of videos about the region’s transportation system. View the video—The Inside Story on Safety—at www.semcog.org. Also on that same web page is a short survey related to the video about safety in the region. “The transportation system impacts all of us and safety is a key component. Much has been done to try to decrease traffic crashes in recent years,” explains Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG Plan Implementation. “Each video is intended to deliver important messages about our transportation system and outline the challenges we face in developing the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments presented the honor at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Green schools, LED light fixtures, electric car plug-ins—the City of Dearborn has done a lot to go green. On Tuesday night at Dearborn City Hall, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments formally recognized those efforts by honoring Dearborn with the Sustainable Community Recognition Program Award. SEMCOG Deputy Director Kathleen Lomako thanked Dearborn for their efforts. "For a region to be sustainable, it’s really about the building block of local governments and local government actions," she said. "This award is a testimony both to strong elected leadership as well as strong commitment of your staff." Through its Sustainable Community Recognition Program, SEMCOG recognizes member communities that have taken initiative to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments this month announced the communities with the highest numbers of red-light-running crashes–and Dearborn's on the list.
Do people driving through Dearborn have a problem with red lights? Statistics released this month by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments suggest they might: Dearborn ranked fifth in a list of Southeast Michigan communities with the most red-light running crashes based on a three-year average. On average from 2009-2011, 114 drivers in Dearborn were involved in crashes that included someone running a red light. Red-light-running crashes accounted for nearly 4 percent of all accidents during that same time period. Dearborn ranked below Detroit, Sterling Heights, Warren and Livonia on that list. Statistics were released as part of National Stop on Red Week, held Aug. 5-11–a partnership between SEMCOG and the Federal Highway …