Michael Jackman

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In the age of Uber, will metro Detroit shell out billions for buses?

In the age of Uber, will metro Detroit shell out billions for buses?

November 14, 2019 | Michael Jackman

New technology is revolutionizing transit options. Will they complement mass transit or threaten it? That’s a question that could undergird an upcoming vote on a mass transportation tax.

 E-scooters are fast, unregulated and all over Detroit. What could go wrong?

E-scooters are fast, unregulated and all over Detroit. What could go wrong?

September 16, 2019 | Michael Jackman

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan invited scooter companies to set up shop last year. Now, the city and others in Michigan are grappling with the consequences.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan claimed scooter injuries are ‘BS.’ They’re not.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan claimed scooter injuries are ‘BS.’ They’re not.

September 16, 2019 | Michael Jackman

 New research says e-scooters, whose riders frequently don’t wear helmets, are causing a head injury ‘epidemic’ nationwide. One Detroit emergency room alone treats 10-20 injured riders per month.