Below-Ground Work Starts On Detroit Light RailBelow-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.
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.
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."
Detroit Bets On Uncertainty Of Woodward Rail, New ArenaIt may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big.
Feds Approve $140M Woodward Light Rail ProjectThe U.S. Department of Transportation has given final clearance to developers of a privately managed Detroit streetcar line.
Detroit Gets $25M In Federal Funding For Woodward Light RailU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood said it's "a day of celebration for the city."
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.
Public Input Sought On Woodward Mass Transit PlanResidents along the Woodward Avenue corridor are being asked for their input at a series of hearings starting Monday evening.
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.
US Transit Chief Denies Grant For Detroit RailA 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.
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.