Ypsilanti, MI – Terri Blackmore is the executive director of the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, or WATS. She's this week's guest on WEMU's Issues of the Environment. Click on the audio icon to hear more about establishing a light rail line between Detroit and Ann Arbor:
Ypsilanti, MI – With home heating costs predicted to climb as much as 71 percent this winter, homeowners might consider an energy audit to save a bit of money. Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.
Ypsilanti, MI – About a hundred people crowded into a room at Perry School in Ypsilanti Monday night for the second in a series of public meetings on the city's financial crisis. Click on the audio icon to hear more from Monday night's forum from WEMU's Bob Eccles:
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor Mayor John Heiftje says he hopes the city sets definite goals soon for reductions in energy use by the city. Heiftje told city council Monday night that he'd like to see the city use 20 percent green energy by 2015 or sooner. He says a variety of green energy sources, including wind power, could help the city achieve that goal. Heiftje says additional bike paths and bike lanes would encourage non-motorized transportation, thus reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses produced in the community.