Thursday, March 6, 2008

Detroit one step closer to transit

From yesterday's press release: DTOGS is "recommending a light rail transit (LRT) line along an eight-mile stretch on Woodward Avenue as the best opportunity to begin building a regional rapid transit system in the Detroit area."

The estimed cost is $372 million with 11,100 riders per day. Federal funds would pay for about 50-60% of that; the remainder would have to come from state, local, or private sources. Ina best case scenario, construction could begin in 2010!

DTOGS will be holding public meetings next week to get input on the proposal. Go voice your support! Transportation Riders United, as always, has more info.

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