A new report from the Solar Foundation found that jobs in Michigan’s solar industry jumped by an impressive 48% from 2015 to 2016. During that time, Michigan solar companies added more than 1300 jobs, for a total Michigan solar workforce of 4,118. This positions Michigan second in the Midwest both in terms of growth rate and number of individuals employed in the solar industry, and Michigan now ranks 15th nationally in number of solar jobs, up three spots since 2015.
Three daily Wolverines in time for the holidays & extra trains on select days
CHICAGO and LANSING, Mich. – Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have competed this year’s construction season for Wolverine Service trains. Customers can again book travel with three complete round-trips daily, plus additional service on select days around the Thanksgiving holiday.
This continues the improvement of state-owned railroad infrastructure as part of Michigan’s Accelerated Rail Program and will result in improved reliability and a smoother ride for customers, along with an expansion of the Midwest’s first 110 mph Amtrak service.More
More than 300 schools in Michigan will join students around the country to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Walk to School Day. Thousands of Michigan students, along with their parents, teachers and community leaders, are expected to participate.
“Walk to School Day is a simple way for schools to encourage students and parents to walk to school. This event is a great first step in planning Safe Routes to School activities and helps schools initiate and reinforce a permanent culture of walking and biking among students,” said Meg Thomas-Ackerman, the Michigan Fitness Foundation’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) director. “The Michigan Fitness Foundation is thrilled to partner with MDOT to help make Michigan one of the states with the most schools participating in Walk to School Day.”More