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Plans by Michigan Flyer to expand East Lansing to Ann Arbor bus trips await decision

LANSING, Mich. – A decision could be made next month on plans by a shuttle service that serves travellers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to expand its trips between East Lansing and Ann Arbor.

Michigan Flyer LLC wants to add four daily trips to its current eight between East Lansing and Ann Arbor, where connections to Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus are available. It got a $595,000 federal grant to support the expansion.

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission voted 9-9 Wednesday on whether to add the routes to a regional transportation plan. The commission next meets June 26, and the Lansing State Journal reports (http://on.lsj.com/1aDj89n ) the issue will be revisited.

One of the 19 commission members was absent Wednesday. The plans have fueled debate about whether taxpayer money should be used to subsidize business.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com