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“Major Funding Announcement” For Light Rail Expected Friday

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Getty Images)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is coming to Detroit on Friday to make “a major funding announcement” that is expected to involve plans for a light rail system between the city’s downtown and the cultural, medical and educational center a few miles north.

LaHood’s office said in a statement that Mayor Dave Bing, U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and others will be at Wayne State University to reveal details of a plan “that will significantly expand transit options in downtown Detroit.”

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Stay with WWJ for additional coverage of the announcement on Friday.

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