Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An architecture course at the University of Michigan is putting students on the road to explore buildings in around the state and beyond. The school says this is the first semester for “On Site: Architecture in a Mobile Classroom,” which is taught by professors Anca Trandafirescu and Claire Zimmerman. They’ve toured the school’s Ann Arbor campus; Detroit; the Cranbrook educational community in suburban Detroit; and Columbus, Indiana, which is known for its modern architecture.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking public input as it develops a 25-year plan for the state. The “Michigan Mobility 2045” plan will seek to establish priorities for transportation. The development phase of the plan runs through April. As part of MDOT’s efforts, telephone town hall meetings will allow the agency to randomly dial as many as 10,000 landline phones per session and offer the public an opportunity to join a conference call, ask questions and express opinions.
DETROIT (AP) — A boil-water advisory has been posted for downtown Detroit after a weekend water main break. The area includes hotels and Cobo Center, where the annual auto show is opening this week for news media from around the world. Drinking fountains at the convention hall were turned off Sunday. Ford Motor spokesman Mark Truby says, “The show goes on.” No one will lose water service, but pressure could be low. In addition, people should boil water before drinking it or use bottled water.
DETROIT (AP) — Police say two people have died in Detroit after their car rear-ended a city bus. The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. A third person in the vehicle has serious injuries.