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

Public Input Sought On Woodward Mass Transit Plan

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2012

Artist rendering for Woodward Light Rail project.

US Transit Chief: Metro Detroit Must ‘Get Its Act Together’

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/16/2012

Artist rendering for Woodward Light Rail project.

US Transit Chief Denies Grant For Detroit Rail

A proposed passenger rail system running from downtown Detroit to the city’s New Center area won’t get a $25 million grant that supporters were seeking, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2012

Denise Ilitch and Cindy Goodaker appears on Charlie Langton's morning show. (credit: CBS Detroit)

Denise Ilitch: What’s Wrong With Light Rail?

“It’s official, it’s economical, it’s fast. I mean… what’s the knock on light rail? What’s wrong with it?” Detroit businesswoman Denise Ilitch asked on Charlie Langton’s morning show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2012

Artist Rendering

Will Detroit Get A Light Rail System?

Governor Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing are set to meet with federal transportation leaders on a possible light-rail system in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2012

Artist rendering for Woodward Light Rail project.

Plans Moving Forward For Light Rail System In Detroit

The light rail system would run from Grand Blvd. to Congress and from New Center to downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2012


Revised Light-Rail Plan Under Consideration

The new light-rail plan calls for a three-mile line rather than the originally planned eight-mile line.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/06/2012

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Detroit Businessman Pushes For ‘Shorter’ Light Rail

A day after plans were scrapped for a new light rail system that would run along Woodward in Detroit, a prominent local businessman is saying “Not so fast.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011


Snyder Says Rail Service ‘Vital’ To Mich.’s Future

Gov. Rick Snyder says improving passenger and freight rail service is “vital to Michigan’s future.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011

Dave Bing (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Mayor Bing, Council To Meet In Closed Session

Detroit City Council will meet privately with Mayor Dave Bing on Wednesday to discuss several issues, including city finances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011