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Rollover Accident Westbound I-94

Date: January 24, 2013

Address:  150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Contact:  Captain Roberto Zuniga (269) 337-8123 

Rollover Accident Westbound I-94

Kalamazoo, MI:  At approximately 0915hrs Kalamazoo Public Safety began taking several calls about a rollover accident involving a semi-truck and a van on Westbound I-94 near Sprinkle. Public Safety Officers and apparatus begin responding to the call immediately; while in enroute dispatchers received more calls stating another semi-truck had jackknife in the same area. Public Safety began using area resources to handle both situations.

I-96 W just before US-131 lane closed

Michigan State Police in Kalamazoo report that there is one lane blocked this morning on Westbound I-94, right before US-131 North. That is near the 73 milemarker. There are two lanes still open.

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Portage Street Closure

Beginning on Monday, November 19, 2012, Portage Street will be closed between Lovell Street and Pitcher Street due to underground electrical work.  The work is expected to be completed by Monday, November 30, 2012.

Detours will be posted.  To avoid delays, citizens are encouraged to find alternate routes. 

Ridership Up 15% in July, 16% in August

Ridership Up 15% in July, 16% in August

Kalamazoo, Mich.--Ridership on Metro Transit fixed-route buses has been climbing every month in 2012. 

April through August, 2012, have seen double-digit increases in the percentage of rides provided when compared with the same time in 2011. 

In August, 2012, the most current reported month, there was an increase of 15.7% in the number of rides provided compared with August, 2011. There were a total of 211,150 passenger trips provided in August, 2012, an increase of 28,690 passenger trips. 

The biggest monthly increase for 2012 took place in July with an increase of 16.1% over the previous year. That equates to 184,254 passenger trips for July, 2012, compared with 158,760 for July, 2011, an increase of 25,494. The two month totals saw 54,184 additional trips taken on Metro Transit buses. 

Life Cycle of Kalamazoo to carry Zero Electric Motorcycles

Life Cycle of Kalamazoo to carry Zero Electric Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in electric motorcycle technology, has appointed Life Cycle as the exclusive motorcycle dealership in Kalamazoo, Mich., to carry Zero’s 2012 product line. The 2012 model line features a revolutionary new powertrain that allows models to exceed 100 miles range on a single charge and reach top speeds of up to 88 mph. Life Cycle will now be able to offer local demo rides on a regularly scheduled basis and interested buyers can purchase a Zero Motorcycle onsite at their dealership location in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Mall Street Closure for Art Hop & More

Kalamazoo Mall Street Closure for Art Hop & More

Please be aware the following street closures on Friday, October 5, 2012 during the ART HOPE & MORE event:
 
The Kalamazoo Mall will be closed to vehicular traffic between Michigan Avenue and South Street 4:55 pm to 9pm. There will be pedestrian access during this time.
 
There will be interruptions to vehicular traffic on the Kalamazoo Mall starting at Cedar Street heading north to Michigan Avenue, as the Western Michigan University Bronco Marching Band and various WMU sports teams march toward the North block for a Homecoming Pep Rally. The band is expected to step off at 8:15pm. Interruption to Michigan Avenue will be approximately 3-5 minutes.

One-car crash at the intersection of Springmont and Barnard

One-car crash at the intersection of Springmont and Barnard

From: http://www.kalamazoopublicsafety.org/

On September 24, 2012 at 12:20am, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were dispatched to a one-car crash at the intersection of Springmont and Barnard Streets.  Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers arrived and located a vehicle that had struck a tree with the injured driver trapped inside.  The driver, a 35 year old male Bangor resident, was extricated from the vehicle and transported to Bronson Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The on-scene investigation revealed the vehicle was heading east on Springmont St. at a high rate of speed and was unable to negotiate the intersection at Barnard St.  The vehicle left the roadway and struck a large tree resulting in extensive damage to the vehicle.  Drugs and speed are believed to be factors in the crash.  The crash is still under investigation.