RailwayAge Railway Interchange 2015 Railway Interchange 2015
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sample Trade Show Story 11

Written by 

The Federal Transit Administration has given its environmental approval for Detroit to construct an initial 3.3-mile streetcar line along Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to the New Center area.

FTA's decision allows the M-1 Rail project to move toward design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction. Funding from influential city private donors, along with $25 million in federal funding, were announced last January.

In conjunction with the project, a new Regional Transit Authority was established, following the urging of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to enable a regional authority to coordinate public transportation efforts in the metropolitan area.