Benton Harbor partners with U-M researchers to bolster public transit

Lack of reliable transportation is a problem for many residents in Benton Harbor.

Engineers at the University of Michigan are looking to tackle Benton Harbor’s transportation issues, with data collection already underway this fall. By tracking residents’ transportation activity, Tierra Bills, an assistant professor and Michigan Society Fellow in the U-M Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, hopes to help city officials improve and streamline the services offered to a population in need of better services.

Benton Harbor officials sought assistance from U-M, and now Bills’ team is harnessing information from city residents themselves to determine what the community’s options are.

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