Dingell helps net $7 million for new Ypsilanti Transit Center
YPSILANTI, MI — Another $7 million in federal funds are coming to help build a new Ypsilanti Transit Center. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell secured $7 million in federal funding for what's now estimated to be an over $18 million project to build a new Ypsilanti Transit Center. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell secured $7 million in federal funding for what's now estimated to be an over $18 million project to build a new Ypsilanti Transit Center. The exterior of the current Ypsilanti Transit Center at 220 Pearl St. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell secured $7 million in federal funding for what's now estimated to be an over $18 million project to build a new Ypsilanti Transit Center.mlive.com
Guardians rally past Yankees 4-2 in 10 innings, tie ALDS 1-1
Oscar Gonzalez singled in the go-ahead run with Cleveland’s second straight bloop hit in the 10th inning, and the Guardians overcame a two-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-2 and even their best-of-five AL Division Series at one game apiece.
MLB set to announce pitch clocks, shift limits for 2023
Major League Baseball is set to announce a pitch clock and limits on defensive shifts next season in an effort to shorten games and increase offense. The MLB clock will be slightly longer than the version experimented with in the minor leagues this season: 14 seconds with the bases empty and 19 seconds with runners on at Triple-A, and 14/18 at lower levels. “It’s something that takes a while to get used to, but I think overall the impact it had on the pace of the game was good,” said the Yankees’ Matt Carpenter, who spent April at Triple-A with Round Rock.news.yahoo.com
Ann Arbor’s TheRide reducing bus pass prices, introducing new half-fare pass
ANN ARBOR, MI — Riding the bus in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area is going to be more affordable soon. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, has announced lower bus pass prices starting Aug. 28, reducing the cost for 30-day and one-day unlimited ride passes, while introducing a new half-fare one-day pass. Valid for unlimited rides for 30 days on fixed routes, FlexRide east and west. Valid for unlimited rides for 30 days on fixed routes, FlexRide east and west. Valid for unlimited rides for one day on fixed routes, FlexRide east and west.mlive.com
Yankees DH Matt Carpenter fractures left foot on foul ball
New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter broke his left foot Monday night when he fouled off a pitch against the Seattle Mariners and will be out indefinitely. Carpenter, wearing a protective boot in the Yankees' clubhouse after their 9-4 win, said he's hopeful he might only miss a month. Carpenter fouled a slider from starter Logan Gilbert off the foot in the first inning.news.yahoo.com
Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax’s big win means new services coming in 2024
ANN ARBOR, MI — A big tax to expand local public transit services had strong support from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti voters, while Ypsilanti Township voters were more divided on it. “We’re really pleased with the result and very grateful to the voters for their trust and support,” Carpenter said. Ann Arbor is separately asking voters in November to approve a 20-year climate-action tax to fund other A2Zero initiatives. In Ann Arbor, the transit tax had 63% support Tuesday with a vote tally of 16,983-9,914. In Ypsilanti, support was even stronger at 75% with a count of 2,521-848.mlive.com
$40K DTE Energy donation fuels Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit millage campaign
ANN ARBOR, MI — By far the biggest financial backer of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit millage campaign is DTE Energy, newly released campaign finance reports show. The agency has tentatively set a goal to have 100% zero-emission buses by 2038. Aside from DTE, others who donated varying amounts to the transit millage campaign include current and past Ann Arbor officials, local residents and TheRide officials. Bank of Ann Arbor and the Transit Workers Union each gave $5,000 and the League of Conservation Voters gave $1,000. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:How a big tax increase could reshape public transit in Ann Arbor areaA quick overview of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax proposalHere’s your Ann Arbor-area voter guide for the August 2022 primaryOver $122K pumped into Ann Arbor mayoral race, criticisms flyA look inside Ann Arbor’s Free Little Art Gallery where art is free for the takingmlive.com
Is now the time for a major expansion of Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti bus services?
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority leaders have laid out an ambitious vision for a future with significantly expanded public transit. That means more frequent and faster bus service, more hours of operation, a new Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti express route and more. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:With ridership still down, Ann Arbor transit expansion is banking on future demandOverreaching or transformational? Debate over Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax heats upAre library cards the new bus pass? This summer they are in Ann Arbor, YpsilantiHere’s your Ann Arbor-area voter guide for the August 2022 primaryAnn Arbor mayoral candidates share views on challenges facing citymlive.com
Donaldson, Carpenter lead Yanks over Red Sox 12-5
Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in a four-run first inning, Matt Carpenter homered among three hits in his first start in left field in a decade and the New York Yankees beat Boston 12-5 for their 10th win in their last 11 games against the Red Sox.
Yankees' Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days
Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against Houston in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game, beating Houston 6-3 to split a four-game series between the AL’s best teams.
Thor hammered in NY return, Yanks hand Halos 6th loss in row
Noah Syndergaard was rocked in his return to New York, giving up Matt Carpenter’s two-run homer in a four-run first inning that propelled the Yankees over the reeling Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Tuesday night. Starting a high-profile three-game series against Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout & Co., New York improved the American League’s best record to 34-14 and sent the Angels (27-23) to their season-worst sixth straight loss. Jordan Montgomery (1-1) pitched four-hit ball for seven innings, allowing Luis Rengifo’s seventh-inning homer on a hanging curveball.news.yahoo.com
All-Star INF Carpenter released from Rangers' Triple-A team
Three-time All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter was released by the Texas Rangers from their Triple-A team Thursday, and became a free agent in a mutual decision because of the lack of opportunity with their big league team. The 36-year-old Carpenter went to spring training on a minor league contract and accepted the assignment to Round Rock when he didn't make Rangers' opening day roster. Carpenter played his first 11 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, who took him in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft from TCU, which is about 20 miles from the Rangers’ home ballpark.news.yahoo.com
Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax proposal headed to voters
ANN ARBOR, MI — Voters in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area will decide the fate of one of the biggest local property tax increases in recent history in the Aug. 2 primary. With ridership still down, Ann Arbor transit expansion is banking on future demandThe tax is separate from another roughly 2-mill tax Ann Arbor pays and a roughly 1-mill tax Ypsilanti pays for TheRide services. The only person who voted Thursday night against putting the proposal to voters was Ryan Hunter, Ypsilanti Township’s representative on TheRide board. A quick overview of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax proposalJesse Miller, Ypsilanti’s representative on the board, noted the five-year millage is the first step in a long-range plan. Susan Pollay, an Ann Arbor representative on TheRide board, recalled the southeast Michigan regional transit millage proposal that went to voters in November 2016.mlive.com
With ridership still down, Ann Arbor transit expansion is banking on future demand
ANN ARBOR, MI — If you build it, will they come? That’s one question being asked as the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, considers a transformative expansion of local public transit services at a time when bus ridership has dropped off significantly. How a big tax increase could reshape public transit in Ann Arbor areaBus ridership has plummeted during the pandemic, raising questions if there’s enough demand for the kind of increase in supply the agency is talking about. The agency’s long-range plan envisions 39% faster bus service, double the service near residences and a 74% increase in service near jobs, with expectations that would boost ridership 150-165%. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:A quick overview of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax proposalAnn Arbor transit system no longer requiring riders to wear masksPlans for a new Ypsilanti Transit Center get $300K federal funding boostAnn Arbor ballots set: See the 12 people running for mayor and City CouncilSee who’s running for new 33rd District state House seat in Ann Arbor areamlive.com
Ypsilanti Township leaders blast big proposed public transit tax increase
In the meantime, on Tuesday, April 5, Carpenter paid a visit to the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center and Ypsilanti City Hall to present the proposal and hear local leaders’ feedback. TheRide’s board has 10 members, eight from Ann Arbor and one each from Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, observed township Treasurer Stan Eldridge. Ann Arbor residents also currently pay a separate 2-mill tax and Ypsilanti residents a separate 1-mill tax for TheRide services. With the $1 million annually coming from Ypsilanti Township residents tax bills currently, it provides the township with $7 million of service, he said. The transit authority board, with several members present at the Tuesday township meeting, was “wrestling” with the tax increase, and Ypsilanti Township’s representative on the body had communicated township leaders’ concerns, he said.mlive.com
A quick overview of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti transit tax proposal
ANN ARBOR, MI — There are 10 main components to the 2.38-mill tax proposal the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is considering putting to voters in August. CEO Matt Carpenter provided a breakdown explaining each piece of what would be a 1.68-mill increase to a 0.7-mill tax already levied in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township. A chart breaking down the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's tentative transit tax proposal, which the agency's board is expected to consider in April. The YTC office space would also be refurbished to be equivalent with the Ann Arbor terminal space. All those funds are directly invested in our communities and residents.”MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:$3M federal earmark to help Ann Arbor affordable housing sites go solarAnn Arbor District Library’s new director has long track record in communityAnn Arbor council divided 9-2 on $600K contract with new lobbyistNew interactive maps offer color-coded look at Ann Arbor street conditionsAnn Arbor dimming city lights to raise awareness about climate changemlive.com
Plans for a new Ypsilanti Transit Center get $300K federal funding boost
YPSILANTI, MI — Plans for a new Ypsilanti Transit Center are taking another step forward. The plan is to give Ypsilanti a transit center more comparable to the Blake Transit Center in downtown Ann Arbor with a fully staffed customer service counter, in addition to restrooms and a break area for bus drivers. It also specifically calls for allocating over $100,000 per year to hire two additional customer service agents to staff the Ypsilanti Transit Center during regular business hours on weekdays. “The YTC office space would also be refurbished to be equivalent with the Ann Arbor terminal space. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Report recommends new traffic roundabouts, crosswalks on Ann Arbor’s north sideA 50-year-old time capsule and a pageant.mlive.com
Rangers sign 3-time All-Star INF Carpenter to minor deal
Veteran infielder Matt Carpenter has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers, who traded expected starting third baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa at the start of spring training, announced Carpenter’s addition Saturday. The 36-year-old Carpenter, a three-time All-Star while playing his first 11 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, would have a $2 million base salary while in the majors if added to the 40-man roster.news.yahoo.com
Ann Arbor transit system bracing for service disruptions with winter storm ahead
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor’s transit authority is preparing for the winter storm ahead and encouraging bus riders to brace for potential service disruptions in the next couple days. “We’re just hunkering down, waiting for Snowmageddon,” Matt Carpenter, CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, said on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re preparing for service disruptions, so we’re starting to push out service notifications to people, just saying, ‘Your route may be delayed, travel early, plan ahead, don’t travel if you don’t have to,’ that sort of thing,” he said. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, to 10 p.m. Thursday, predicting anywhere from 11 to 15 inches of snow throughout the region, making travel hazardous, difficult or impossible. “I would just encourage everyone: don’t travel if you don’t have to, whether by bus or car or dog sled or ski.mlive.com
Ann Arbor transit system restores real-time bus info following cyber attack
ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor transit system has recovered from a cyber attack and restored real-time bus info for riders. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, reported in October it was the victim of a cyber attack causing temporary disruptions to its information systems, including data riders use to track when buses are coming. “We realize that not having the real-time tools was a challenge in your daily commute. “I want to extend a sincere thank you to our employees who jumped into action during our cyber attack,” Carpenter said. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Tesla dealership could replace longtime Ann Arbor-area bowling alleyLatest look at Ann Arbor’s plan for blighted site across from YMCAAnn Arbor fire chief floats 5 ideas for new fire station on University of Michigan campusNew Ann Arbor administrator wants to hire D.C. lobbyist, overhaul city websiteAnn Arbor considering new strategy to accelerate street repairs over 3 yearsmlive.com
Ann Arbor transit system investigating cyber attack that caused temporary disruptions
ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, reported it was the victim of a cyber attack this week causing temporary disruptions to real-time bus information and other information systems. The agency is continuing to work to restore its systems and has notified law enforcement of the incident, officials said. “We are working hard to restore our real-time bus information and other tools as quickly as possible. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Could a new bandshell configuration bring rock concerts back to Ann Arbor’s West Park? Ann Arbor SPARK executive announces campaign for City Council4 finalists in running to be Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority directorReducing speeds on Ann Arbor’s major streets a goal of new initiativeAnn Arbor Public Schools canceling classes for a day to help with staffing shortagesmlive.com
TheRide needs the public’s help in shaping the future of transit in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, is asking residents for help in creating the future of transit in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. The Ride offers fixed-route buses for people daily and its officials are currently working on a long-range plan for the transportation service called TheRide 2045. “We also want to help the environment and the economy while ensuring the community’s needs are met.”TheRide is offering different scenarios for future transit at both public and online meetings. In-person meetings are 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov 8, at the Ypsilanti Transit Center and 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 9, at the Blake Transit Center. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Robotic delivery service pulls commercial fleet from Ann Arbor streetsHistoric Depot Town building will host Ypsilanti winter warming center, amid COVID closuresLife in the ‘dead zone’: How thousands in Washtenaw County get by without broadbandmlive.com
Scherzer's 9 K's, Avila RBI double lift Nats past Cards 1-0
Max Scherzer struck out nine in six scoreless innings to move up to No. 21 on the career Ks leaderboard, and Alex Avila drove in the game’s lone run with one of his two doubles, helping the Washington Nationals edge the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0.
Diamondbacks' Gallen has sore forearm, might miss opener
SETBACK IN THE BULLPENBlue Jays right-hander Kirby Yates will miss several weeks because of a strained muscle in his forearm. He allowed one run and five hits, striking out five without a walk. Ross Stripling struck out seven and walked none in 3 2/3 innings, but gave up three runs and five hits. Bryan Abreu, a top Astros pitching prospect who turns 24 next month, started and pitched three perfect innings, striking out four. Baltimore starter John Means allowed four hits and walked three over 3 2/3 innings, striking out three.
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out
TWINS 1, ORIOLES 0 (7 INNINGS)Minnesota ace Kenta Maeda allowed one hit in three innings, striking out four in his second start. Baltimore's Dean Kremer fared better in his second start, allowing a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings. Deivi García pitched three shutout innings in his second start for the Yankees. Nick Pivetta made his second start for Boston, allowing a run on three hits with three strikeouts in three innings. Alex Wood worked two innings in the start for San Francisco and gave up a home run to Omar Narvaez.
Done deal: Arenado traded from Rockies to Cardinals
A person familiar with the swap tells The Associated Press that the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire All-Star third baseman Arenado from the Rockies in a trade needing approvals before it can be finalized. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals completed their blockbuster trade to acquire All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. St. Louis dealt left-hander Austin Gomber and four minor leaguers to the Rockies: infielders Elehuris Montero and Mateo Gil along with right-handers Tony Locey and Jake Sommers. As part of the trade, Colorado will send cash to St. Louis to offset part of the money Arenado is due in his contract. Arenado is the latest established star acquired by St. Louis in his prime.
AP source: Cardinals to acquire Arenado from Rockies
A person familiar with the swap tells The Associated Press that the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire All-Star third baseman Arenado from the Rockies in a trade needing approvals before it can be finalized. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to acquire All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado from the Colorado Rockies in a trade needing approvals before it can be finalized, a person familiar with the swap tells The Associated Press. Arenado slumped during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, hitting .253 with eight home runs and a .738 OPS over 48 games. Wainwright is returning for his 17th season with St. Louis, matching Bob Gibson (1959-75) for the second-most seasons with the Cardinals among pitchers, one behind Jesse Haines (1920-37). The 38-year-old could still return for an 18th season with the Cardinals after hitting .262 with four home runs in 2020.
Ann Arbor transit system seeks public feedback on new buses
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) is looking for public feedback on eight new replacement buses. The company aims to replace 40 buses in its fleet of 100 in the next five years using state and federal grants. Nova Bus in 2019 was awarded a contract to supply five replacement buses per year. Design revealed for new Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority busesAnn Arbor bus system gets $20.7M in federal funding“As we replace older buses, we have an opportunity to phase in new features that we hope will be attractive to riders, staff and the community. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TheRide is limiting feedback to a virtual tour.mlive.com
9 Padres pitchers blank Cardinals 4-0 in Game 3, reach NLDS
San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., center, celebrates with teammates after the Padres defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball series Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in San Diego. San Diego became the first team in baseball history to use eight or more pitchers in three straight postseason games. The Padres rewarded their long-suffering fans by winning one of the most meaningful games of any kind in San Diego in a long time. The city’s only major professional championship remains the San Diego Chargers’ 1963 AFL title. The Padres lost 4-1 to the Detroit Tigers in the 1984 World Series and were swept by the New York Yankees in the 1998 Fall Classic.