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Lane closure: WB I-196 Business Loop Ottawa County August 10

Lane closure: WB I-196 Business Loop Ottawa County August 10

News Release:

Intermittent lane closures for concrete joint repair will be in place Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on westbound Interstate 196 Business Loop between Main Street and 112th Avenue.

For up-to-date information on this project and others, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive.

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Lane closures: SB US-31 Ottawa County July 21

Lane closures: SB US-31 Ottawa County July 21

News Release:

Intermittent lane closures for road repair will be in place Thursday, July 21st from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on southbound US-31 at James Street.

Lane closures Thursday on I-196 Business Loop in Zeeland Township

Lane closures Thursday on I-196 Business Loop in Zeeland Township

News Release:

Intermittent lane closures for road repair will be in place Thursday, July 21st from 9 a.m. to noon on eastbound I-196 Business Loop (BL) between Paw Paw Drive & 100th Avenue. From approximately noon to 4 p.m., work will take place on westbound I-196 BL between 100th Avenue and Paw Paw Drive.

20th Annual Michigander Bike Tour passing through several My Town communities

20th Annual Michigander Bike Tour passing through several My Town communities

ADA, MI - Approximately 400 bicyclists will be enjoying part of Ada Township’s non-motorized trail network this week, as part of the 20th annual Michigander Bicycle Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance. After staying overnight at the County fairgrounds in Lowell on Tuesday, July 19, tour riders will be riding west on Bailey Drive into Ada Township on Wednesday morning, where riders will use the Township trails on McCabe Ave., Conservation St. and Honey Creek Ave., on their way to the City of Rockford and ending that day in Ravenna.

MAX 'Summer Fun Pass' helps teens learn life skills

MAX 'Summer Fun Pass' helps teens learn life skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Holland, Mich.) May 24, 2011 – School may be out soon, but learning to use the MAX public transit system offers teens some valuable life lessons that can’t be taught in any classroom.

“Learning to use public transit teaches teens the life skills of reading maps, planning and organizing trips, and time management. These are skills that they will hopefully use their whole life,” explains Doug Schwentor, a licensed social worker who contracts with the MAX to perform cognitive or physical passenger assessments and to provide travel training. “The experience also gives them independence and problem solving skills, which are important components of their developmental growth.”

To encourage more teens to use public transit, the Macatawa Area Express is again offering a special Teen Summer Fun Pass for youth age 10-17.

Free Tulip Time Shuttle for Festival Goers

HOLLAND - The Macatawa Area Express (MAX) Transportation Authority and organizers of the Tulip Time Festival this year will be providing a free shuttle service through the downtown Holland area on festival days in hopes of alleviating traffic and parking problems. 

The shuttle will be offered every day during the festival starting this weekend and will operate every 30 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.  Shuttle service will be suspended from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

MAX Bus gets wrapped

MAX Bus gets wrapped

HOLLAND, Mich. - A newly decaled MAX bus rolling down Holland area streets is turning heads.  It’s a MAX bus covered from top to bottom, fender to fender, with vivid, eye-popping graphics and a large leaping frog along the sides of the bus.

ZR Graphics, a division of the Zeeland Record Company, Inc. is the first of lakeshore advertisers to sign a one-year contract with Tailored Marketing & Sales, LLC, for a full bus wrap on a Macatawa Area Express bus.  Tailored is the contractor who leases commercial advertising space on buses for the MAX Transportation Authority, which earns revenues from sales to offset operating expenses. 

ZR Graphics leased the space figuring there was no better way to showcase their services than to do what they do best:  vinyl vehicle graphics and wraps. 

“With the MAX bus roving the community, it fit right into our needs to promote our product locally.