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Mich. lawmakers’ approval needed to advance public transit

Posted on October 16, 2012

DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing, Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke Monday about the need for a regional transit authority, which is necessary to finalizing $25 million in federal funding for a series of rapid buses and another $25 million for a light rail streetcar project, reports The Detroit News.

The last hurdle in forming the authority is a state legislative approval. Detroit is the only major metropolitan area in the country that doesn't have a regional transportation system, according to LaHood. For the full story, click here.

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