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Public Input Sought On Woodward Mass Transit Plan

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Heading south on Woodward Avenue into the city. (credit: WWJ/Marisa Fusinski)

Heading south on Woodward Avenue into the city. (credit: WWJ/Marisa Fusinski)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - What would you like to see in a mass transit plan for Metro Detroit?

Residents along the Woodward Avenue corridor are being asked for their input at a series of hearings starting Monday evening.

Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950’s Ron Dewey, Ferndale resident Jim Poole said it would have to be user-friendly.

“I think that both connecting to some of the northern suburbs and south into the city — I think that’s the key, is it’s got to be useful for both those things,” Poole said. “I think it’s be a really plus for the city and this sort of section of southeast Oakland county.”

For Lou Beckham, walking is his current mode of transportation along Woodward, but while he would prefer light rail system, he says he would take whatever can get people from one point to another quickly and efficiently.

“People will get to work more quicker and more better, more faster, on time, you know, so they can have a very productive day,” Beckham said. “I think the plan, if they put it in motion … I think it would work out right.”

Public Meeting Schedule:

Monday, December 3, 5-7 p.m., Berkley Community Center, 2400 Robina Ave., Berkley, MI, 48072 (for Berkley and Huntington Woods residents).

Tuesday December 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., SEMCOG, 535 Griswold Street, Suite 300, Detroit, MI 48226 (for the Detroit business community).

Tuesday, December 4, 4-6 p.m., Detroit Police Department Central District, 7310 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 (for Detroit and Highland Park residents).

Wednesday, December 5, 6-8 p.m., Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI, 48220 (for Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge residents).

Thursday, December 6, 5-7 p.m., Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill Street, Birmingham, MI 48009 (for Birmingham and Royal Oak residents).

Tuesday, December 11, 4-6 p.m., Detroit Palmer Park Police Station, 12th Precinct, 1441 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI, 48203 (for Detroit and Highland Park residents).

Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Bowen Senior Center, 52 Bagley Street, Pontiac, MI, 48341 (for Pontiac residents).]]

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