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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Getty Images)

“Major Funding Announcement” For Light Rail Expected Friday

The U.S. Transportation Secretary is coming to Detroit on Friday to make “a major funding announcement” that is expected to involve plans for a light rail system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2013

Artist rendering of the Woodward Light Rail. (Credit: m-1rail.com)

Snyder, LaHood To Announce $25M For Woodward Light Rail

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

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

The Detroit River (Credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images for Red Bull Air Race, File)

LIVE: Gov. Snyder To Announce New US-Canada Bridge In Detroit

WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com are your destinations for complete coverage of Friday’s expected announcement on an agreement between Michigan and Canada to build a new bridge over the Detroit River, and the jobs that would come along with it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2012

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

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Getty Images)

LaHood Calls For Almost $15M To Build Rapid Transit Line In Grand Rapids

LaHood says the line will offer fast and efficient access to the western Michigan city’s central business district and relieve congestion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2012

Riders on a bus.  (istockphoto)

Expanded Bus Transit Facility Dedicated In Grand Rapids

The $32.4 million transit center renovation and expansion was funded with $10.6 million from the federal Recovery Act and an additional $17.4 million in federal transit funds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2012

Artist Rendering

Plans For Light Rail System Reportedly Being Scrapped

Word is expected to come on Wednesday that plans for a light rail system along Woodward are being scrapped in favor of a rapid-transit bus system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

Assembly line workers assemble Chevy Volt electric vehicles and Opel Amperas at the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant October 11, 2011 (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

LaHood: Chevy Volt Is Safe Despite Battery Fires

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the Chevy Volt is safe to drive even though the government is investigating fires caused by damage to the electric car’s battery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/06/2011

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