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.
Plans by the operator of the ferry to Harsens Island in Lake St. Clair to possibly end service have sparked renewed interest in building a bridge to the island by way of the Detroit International Bridge Company.
Will Harsens islanders find themselves marooned?
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.
As a follow-up to the Detroit Department of Transportation public hearings held last week, an informational meeting will be conducted Wednesday to announce the final results of the changes to the city’s bus system.
The Detroit Department of Transportation will begin public hearings Thursday on the proposed service changes taking effect later this month.
The DDOT public hearings on bus system changes, set to take effect in early March, were more about informing bus riders of the changes and recording n their comments, than a discussion on the impact of those cuts.
Some good news for DDOT riders: Detroit Mayor Dave Bing unveiled brand new buses, as well as a new leader for the city’s problematic public transportation system.
Detroit is ending early morning bus service as part of an effort to cut about $11 million in costs and improve the city’s problematic public transportation system.