Michigan-Grand River Livable Street Plan
The Lansing-area transit agency (CATA), four communities, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and other organizations worked jointly to evaluate alternative ways to invigorate this important seven-mile corridor connecting the state capitol with Michigan State University, downtown East Lansing and other activity centers. Since corridor bus ridership is already high and increasing, transit alternatives, that included streetcars, bus rapid transit and light rail, were evaluated. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) was selected as the preferred alternative.
LSL supported the efforts of the project’s Steering Committee and Technical Committees as part of the URS consulting team. Our role included evaluation of land use, TOD opportunities, non-motorized options, and cross section alternatives. We led a station exercises with the committees that helped define locations. LSL helped facilitate meetings with stakeholders, elected officials, and the public.