A timeline has been set for construction on Detroit’s $140 million light rail project.
A failure to win further federal support could require a redesign of the 3.3-mile project and a scaling back of some elements.
M-1 Board Chairman Roger Penske and CEO Matt Cullen gave members of the Detroit City Council an update at the session Tuesday.
Below-ground utility relocation is underway on a 3.3-mile light rail system that will run from Detroit’s downtown riverfront to the city’s New Center area.
It may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has given final clearance to developers of a privately managed Detroit streetcar line.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood said it’s “a day of celebration for the city.”
Officials later this week are expected to make an announcement about a trainload of federal money heading to Detroit for the Woodward Light Rail project.
Residents along the Woodward Avenue corridor are being asked for their input at a series of hearings starting Monday evening.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he’s ready to start funding a light rail passenger line and fast bus lines in the Detroit area if state and regional officials can finally work together on ending the metro area’s status as the nation’s largest without mass transit.