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Vote Allows Michigan Flyer to Accept Federal Grant

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Vote Allows Michigan Flyer to Accept Federal Grant

CREATED Jun. 27, 2013

 The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is going to allow the Michigan Flyer to accept a $595,000 grant. The money will allow it to add four more runs from East Lansing to Ann Arbor to Detroit Metro Airport.

The issue first came up for a vote in May.

It was a nine-nine tie, which meant the company couldn't take the money. The commission member who missed the original vote was there Wednesday night and voted "yes".

Opponents argue it's a bad idea to use tax dollars to take business away from Capital Region International Airport.

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