Kenneth Gavin's memories of Benton Harbor in the 1970s include the good and the bad — particularly, the fond 1978 recollection of joining the church he would one day pastor.
They also include something more ominous: the opening of The Orchards Mall in Benton Township just a year later.
The Detroit Connector, a University of Michigan bus service connecting the Ann Arbor campus to Detroit, will provide service seven days a week, starting Oct. 30, to U-M faculty, staff, students and, for the first time, the general public.
In an effort to meet increased requests from the University of Michigan community, SafeRide recently launched a mobile application and began piloting extended hours of operation.
Passengers could be trying out a new urban mobility system on the University of Michigan's North Campus as soon as summer 2017.
The Ann Arbor Connector took another step forward as officials working on the project have recommended light rail as the proposed mode of transportation.
The campus community can expect delays as the city of Ann Arbor continues necessary bridge maintenance on Fuller Road through early October.
Construction was originally scheduled to be complete this summer.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday and will necessitate numerous changes in some U-M bus routes and parking locations.
U-M Transit Services
Effective Monday through Friday, U-M Commuter route buses will follow traditional "Art Fair" detour routes.
Commuter North buses will travel as follows:
More than 75 percent of U-M faculty and staff from all three campuses and U-M Hospitals and Health Centers live in nearby Washtenaw and Wayne counties, 62.2 percent and 13.4 percent, respectively, according to most recent figures.
Members of the campus community are invited to learn more about The Connector project at a series of workshops Thursday.
The Connector is a developing plan for high-capacity transit from northeast to south Ann Arbor, connecting major destinations including downtown, U-M campuses and the medical center, and commercial areas.