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Transportation Program Manager

Local Address: Detroit, Michigan, United States
City of Ann Arbor
Larcom City Hall, Fourth Floor 301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
United States

 
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Staff & Board | About Us | Get Downtown
getdowntown.org, 27 Aug 2014 [cached]
Eli Cooper, A.I.C.P., Transportation Program Manager for the City of Ann Arbor
Eli is responsible for citywide transportation planning and project programming.
On May 1, the Ann Arbor ...
getdowntown.org, 7 May 2009 [cached]
On May 1, the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) and the Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition (WBWC) organized a Worst (and Best) streets of Ann Arbor ride . The following is a report from Frank Schwende (WBWC Board Member) and Craig Stephan (Board Member of AABTS). Frank and Craig organized this ride after meeting with city representatives to discuss the condition of city streets from the viewpoint of bicycle safety: Who Was There and What We Experienced Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje, Ann Arbor City Transportation Manager Eli Cooper, and Fifth Ward Ann Arbor City Council member Carsten Hohnke were among the ride participants.
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Along the way we talked about the deficiencies of lane striping and signals not able to detect bicycles. Eli was eager to explain that the city has obtained federal money to install new signs and stripe more bike lanes, both aimed at improving bicycle safety in town. We paused at Bandemer Park where we discussed the proposed rail underpass and the prospects for routing a bike path underneath the existing rail trestle (similar to the bike path at Barton Dam). Unless Argo Dam is completely removed and the water level drops 3 feet this option isn't viable.
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For more information on the planned improvements, contact Transportation Program Manager Eli Cooper (ecooper@a2gov.org) Read More
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To send a message to Elizabeth about the Bike Choir, email info@getdowntown.org Elizabeth also sent getDowntown an email about the Bike Choir: It was great to meet all of you last night at the first meeting of the Bicycle Choir! Our next meeting will be on Friday (April 24), 7:00am at Selma Cafe (located at 722 Soule in the Eberwhite neighborhood). Please RSVP by emailing me before Thursday if you are coming!
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FYI, some of you might be interested in this: The Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society (AABTS) and the Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition (WBWC) are holding a bicycle ride on May 1 at 4:00 pm called "The Worst (and Best) Streets of Ann Arbor". The ride will include interested participants from both groups, the AA biking community at large, and Eli Cooper and other members of the Ann Arbor Transportation Program. The idea for the ride came from a meeting then-council member Joan Lowenstein and AABTS member Craig Stephan had with Transportation Coordinator Eli Cooper and others last fall regarding the condition of AA streets for bicyclists. We had a good exchange of information and Eli suggested the idea of a bike ride in the spring. The objective of the ride is primarily educational - to help the AA transportation people better understand the needs of bicyclists and to help bicyclists understand the priorities and ability of Ann Arbor to maintain and upgrade streets to benefit bicyclists.
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The City of Ann Arbor is dedicated to making bicycling an easy, dependable, and fun way to make trips. The Ann Arbor Bicycle Coordinator is Eli Cooper (ecooper@a2gov.org), and any questions or comments about bicycling in Ann Arbor should be directed to him. [if you have more specific questions about what bike routes to use, another good place to contact is the WBWC email group. You can find out more about that group here.] What is the Alternative Transportation Committee?
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www.aata.org, 25 May 2014 [cached]
Eli Cooper
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Eli Cooper
About Us - getDowntown
getdowntown.org, 29 Sept 2012 [cached]
Eli Cooper, A.I.C.P., Transportation Program Manager for the City of Ann Arbor Eli is responsible for citywide transportation planning and project programming.
Eli Cooper said he ...
annarborchronicle.com, 22 May 2014 [cached]
Eli Cooper said he was reminded of a conversation of an even larger opportunity at that location, where the AATA was looking to expand to include the Fifth and William parcel - the site of the former YMCA building. [It's now owned by the city and used as a surface parking lot.] That project failed for a variety of reasons, Cooper said. The current proposal looks like it has a number of challenges, he said. The reinforcement of the foundations to allow for just two additional levels was a concern for Cooper. The matter-of-right development allowed by the D1 zoning for the area was not just the 400% floor-area-ratio (FAR) that the two additional stories would yield, but rather the higher-density 700%, Cooper observed.
A response from Nacht described the possibility of eventually combining the new BTC building with a future development on what is now a surface parking lot at Fifth and Division. [But Cooper's point - that the AATA was not thinking of the largest possible option allowed under city zoning - seemed to elude Nacht and other board members.] Cooper reiterated that he wanted to make sure that the AATA was maximizing the potential of the site.
Cooper also wanted to know how space in the new building was allocated: staff use compared to rider use.
Jesse Bernstein responded to Cooper by recalling how the public meetings had included questioning of the need for so many staff restrooms.
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Cooper ventured it's not an issue of the operators' needs. But in doubling the size of building, in the context of a tight budget time, he wondered about the inclusion of a secondary dispatch center contrasted with "significant elements for the benefit of our customers. Real-time information is simply an expectation at a modern transit center, Cooper said.
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Eli Cooper was particularly sensitive to the process that has more than doubled in price - but that was the result of working with stakeholders. He'd been preparing to add an amendment to restore the three items to the budget, but had elected not to do that - out of respect for Nacht's concern as the treasurer. It might be more appropriate to add those items back when the AATA had more confidence in its financial position, he said. There has to be a point in time where prudence takes over, he said. To hear that careful accounting has to be done in order to confirm that the cash reserve policy is being met, he said, means that it's time to look at the project and ask the staff to perhaps find different additional sources of revenue to make sure that those features can be included that will ensure the new building is state-of-the-art.
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Cooper ventured that the $80,000 for LEED certification "buys us a certificate," but wondered, "What else does it get us?"
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Outcome on the amendment: The board approved the restoration of the LEED certification in the Blake Transit Center project budget, over dissent from Eli Cooper and David Nacht.
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Starting at the near right and going clockwise around the table are: Charles Griffith (AATA), CEO Michael Ford, Jesse Bernstein (AATA), Eli Cooper (AATA), Karen Lovejoy Roe (TWR), Bill Mester (TWR), Paul Schreiber (TWR), David Philips (TWR), David Nacht (AATA), Sue Gott (AATA), Roger Kerson (AATA), Bill Lavery (TWR), and Anya Dale (AATA).
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The other two members of that committee are Sue Gott and Eli Cooper.
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Eli Cooper, who also serves as the city of Ann Arbor's transportation program manager, reported that the city council had two transportation items on the agenda for its Oct. 15 meeting and both were approved. One was the environmental review and preliminary engineering study for an Ann Arbor rail station. The other was a study for a transportation connector between the northeast and southern part of the city. Cooper reported that the city is "all in" for those two projects as they're currently understood.
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Present: Charles Griffith, David Nacht, Jesse Bernstein, Eli Cooper, Sue Gott, Roger Kerson, Anya Dale.
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