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Woodward Light Rail

Construction begins on the Woodward Ave. light rail project in Detroit. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

Construction Underway On Woodward Light Rail Project In Detroit

Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed for about 120 days for M-1 Rail work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/28/2014

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

Woodward To Shut Down In July For Detroit Light Rail Construction

A timeline has been set for construction on Detroit’s $140 million light rail project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2014

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

Detroit Light Rail Project Faces $12 Million Shortfall

A failure to win further federal support could require a redesign of the 3.3-mile project and a scaling back of some elements.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2014

Joe Louis Arena (WWJ Photo/Kasey Stoddart)

$16M In Loans Awarded For Joe Louis Arena Demolition, Rail Line Construction

A development agency has awarded incentives to further work on Detroit’s light-rail project and tear down The Joe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2014

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

Below-Ground Work Starts On Detroit Light Rail

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/21/2013

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

Why Was A Local Bid On The Woodward Rail Project Rejected?

The head of the M-1 rail project is denying claims that a contractor lost out on work as a result of being caught up in the failed jail debacle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/04/2013

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

Contractor: Failed Jail Caused Loss Of M-1 Rail Project; Awarded To Cali. Company

“M-1 chose to begin negotiations with another contractor to avoid being subjected to public criticism. So now, many of the jobs and revenues are going to out-of-state contractors instead of staying in state.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2013

Detroit Bets On Uncertainty Of Woodward Rail, New Arena

It may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

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

Feds Approve $140M Woodward Light Rail Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation has given final clearance to developers of a privately managed Detroit streetcar line.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2013

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

Detroit Gets $25M In Federal Funding For Woodward Light Rail

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood said it’s “a day of celebration for the city.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2013

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