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'U' seeks government money to
execute transportation program

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3D AY'S TRAFFIC PROBLEMS could be an element of the past-and so could car trips downtown if the plan of an area
insportation committee is implemiented. The scheme should be a reality by 1990 and will mainly involve Ann Arbor and
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and van pooling have also been initiated
by giving the prime parking spots ,to
those users..
Wolsfeld said in a phone interview
yesterday that his findings differed lit-
tle from the UATS results in traffic
forecast and usage. The only significant
difference between the two studies is
the optimism with which the public is
expected to react to the plan.
Mayor Louis Belcher, Council mem-
ber Louis Senunas (R-Third Ward), and
Wolsfeld said they are against in-
stituting exorbitant parking rates for
fear of undesirable repercussions.
Belcher and Senunas warned against-
potential deleterious effects on the
business climate.
UNIVERSITY Vice-President for
State Relations Richard Kennedy
questioned the effectiveness of high-
priced parking as a deterrent to people
driving into town. "I don't know how
much we can raise the parking price
without it becoming a bargaining issue.
If we negotiate it away in a contract,
it's not a deterrent," he said.
Wolsfeld said the parking burden
would probably just shift to residential
neighborhoods and may not deter
people from driving downtown. "You
keep putting restrictions on, and pretty
soon, you'll have the whole town
restricted," said the University con-
sultant.
Korman said his office has been
studying all the aspects of reducing
auto travelin the area. The next step
for the University is securing the funds
to implement the blueprint. The Regen-
ts will consider parking price hikes in
the spring, according to Korman.
THE FIRST STEP for the University
will be "non-road improvements which
are low-capital_ intensive (and
therefore) not major investments,"
Korman said. Most of the changes will

be gradually incorporated over the next
five years, he added.
Kennedy said the roadways should be
under construction by the 1980's. He
added "a freshperson starting school
now should see some notable changes"
while attending school here.
Wolsfeld said, the stages of im-
plementation he suggested to the
Regents were: 1) upgrade Glen St.; 2)
construct the new access to the Medical
The plan is aimed at
alleviating future traffic
problems in the Ann Arbor
area by de-emphasizing
the automobile. The plan
includes upgrading streets
and intersections, employ-
ing incentives to encour-
age greater use of mass
transportation and other
energy saving measures.
Center; 3) construct the Fuller Bridge
realignment; and 4) construct the
commuter lots.
HOWEVER, HE would alter the plan
of attack in the event of the University's
inability to secure funds for all the road
construction.
In the case of unsure funding,
Wolsfeld suggested that the University
commence with some of the roadwork
and some of the operational strategies
and then monitor its success before
proceeding. If partial construction

alleviates the traffic burden, the
University would save money, he ad;
ded.
Wolsfeld's firm is now planning a
people-mover for St. Paul., Minn.,
which is similar to the one now con=
sidered by the University.
"IT'S PRETTY expensive - it may
cost $20 million when we're done with
the whole system," he said of the
people-mover planned for here.
"A people-mover is an aerial
guideway capable of holding 22
people ... and would span about two
miles one way," explained the UATS
plan.
People-movers are now being built
with federal money in St. Paul, Houston
and Los Angeles, he said. "I can't see
(federal grants for Ann Arbor) until
they (the other cities) get some
results" on how efficiently the aerial
conveyers perform, he added.
FOLLOWING the construction of the
commuter lots on North Campus and
the expanded use of Crisler arena for
commuter parking, University bus
lines would be used more heavily. Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer
James Brinkerhoff said, "There are no
plans at this particular point in time" to
institute a pay bus line as a result of the
increased burden.
Brinkerhoff said he has been meeting
regularly with UATS Executive Direc-
tor Bob Polens and Steering Committee
Chairwoman Marilyn Thayer to discuss
the plans and their employment. They
will meet again at the end of this month,
he added.
The plans are awaiting financing
now. Brinkerhoff said meetings are
now going on to discuss alternative fun-
ding strategies.
Wolsfeld said the University is hoping
for both state and federal funding.

This Sunday Night
September 24
AMERICAN BAPTIST
CAMPUS MINISTRY
presents
tE JOURNEY"
a multi-media presentation
written, designed and
presented by
RON HARRIS
at
5:00 pm
in
Fellowshp Hl of
First B6ptlst Church
502 East Huron St.
(between State and Division Streets)
followed by a simple supper, with
discussion of "The Journey."
Ted Kachel,
CAMPUS MINISTER
663-9376

Friday
Werrbip Services
If your place of worship is interested in
announcing its services in the Daily please
call 764-0560.
ISLAMIC ACTIVITIES IN ANN ARBOR
International Muslim House{
407 N. Ingalls, Ann Arbor
Five Daily Prayers-Friday prayer
at 1:00.
Study circles every Sunday.
Arabic at 2: 00; English at 4:00.
Everybody is welcome.
For information call 665-6772.

STUDENT/STAFF PARKING CONTROL
* PRICING PARKING ZONE
. MAJOR EMPLOYMENT
U CONCENTRATIONS
- SUBSCRIPTION 8BUS SERVICE
S ESHUTTLE BUS'SERVICE TO
SATELLITE PARKING
" INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
HIGH FREQUENCY TRANSIT ROUTE
Boo0t puts
clamp on.
Offenders
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which owns three boots, has requested
funds for several more.
The boot, .developed for Denver,
Colorado, is now used extensively in
eastern cities. It's use has been sharply
debated in Washington, D.C., where
parking fines double every two weeks.
Hughes said many Michigan
municipalities have inquired about it.

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Professional
Services
AND
Professional
Hair Care Products
UM St ylists
AT THE UNION ,
Open 8:30 AM-5:50 PM, MON-SAT.

Daily Official Bulletin

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978
'
Day Calendar:
Audio-Visual Services: "Single Parent," Aud.,
Pub., Hlth. II, 12:10 p.m.
Eclipse Jazz: workshop, M. L. Williams,""The
Compositionsof Duke Ellington," Mus. Sch., 2p.m.
Yugoslav Films: "Beasts," Aud. A, Angell, 4 p.m.
Astronomical Film Festival: "Voyager: Mission
to the Outer Planets," Jim Loudon, "Beyond
Jupiter," Aud. 3. MLB, 7:30 p.m.
Pendleton Arts Info. Ctr.: Staley Lectures, panel,
"Christians & Institutional Power," Union, 10 a.m.-
3: 30 p.m.
CAREER PLACEMENT & PLANNING
3200 S.A.B. 764-7460
Lady Davis Fellowship Trust offers Grad or Post-

Doc Fellowships at Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem or
Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa, in the 1979-80
academic year. Also visiting Professorships at both'
institutions. Applic. available at CP&P.
National Science Fdn. Grad. Fellowships &
National Needs Postdoct. Fellowships offered for
study or research on scientific problems related to
national needs in mathematical, physical, medical,
biological, engineering, and social sciences, as well
as interdisciplinary areas. Brochures available at
CP&P.
RECRUITING ON CAMPUS:
Sept. 26, 1978-Mich. State U./College of
Osteopathic Medicine.
Oct. 2, 1978 - Monsanto Co., Chevron Co.
Oct. 3, 1978 - MOnsanto Co., Chevron Co..
Oct. 4 -.Kimberly Clark
Oct. 5 - Phillips Petroleum Co., Mobay Chemical,
Harris Corp.

103 FM
"I am a Witch ... I practice Witchcraft."
Gondella
On Halloween, Tavi's guest on "EXPRESSIONS"
was a practicing Witch. Gondella talked about
the ancient and often misunderstood practice
of Witchcraft and why she's a Witch. The un-
usual is the usual on Expressions. Tune in EX-
PRESSIONS every Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday at 10 A.M.
EXPRESSIONS -
THE TALKOF ANN ARBOR

Oct. 6, 1978 - Phillips Petroleum Co.
SUMMER PLACEMENT
3200 SAB 763-4117
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Calif. Summer
positions for faculty and grad students and a few for
undergrads. Details available.
Philip Morris Co., N.Y. announces Annual
Marketing/Communication Competition. Covers
marketing, advertising, community rels., urban
affairs, etc. Deadline for applying: Dec. 15. Details
available.
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, O. Internship
program available to students who have completed
sophomore year and up. Three separate programs
offered beginning in Sept., Jap., Mar. Further details
available.
Population Resources Ctr., Washington. D.C.
Internship opening. Work would involve working
with various depts. - state, HEW, Energy,
Commerce, Int'l. Relations. Further details
available. Graduate school level.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LIX, No. 14
Friday. September 22, 1978
is edited and managed by students at the University
of Michigan. News phone 764-0562. Second class
postage is paid at Ann Arbor, Michigan .48109.
Published daily Tuesday through Sunday morning
during the University year at 420 Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Subscription rates: $12
September through 'April (2 semesters) ; $13 by mail,
outside Ann-Arbor.
Summer session published through Saturday
morning. Subscription rates: $6.50 in Ann Arbor;
$7.00 by mail outside Ann Arbor.

Israel Returnees'
G ITIHERING
Sunday, Sept. 24-12 NOO N
(OVER BRUNCH)
For returnees' from year and summer programs. For sharing
nostalgia and support. At HILLEL FOUMDfITION, 1429
Hill St. For further info. call 663-3336.

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