June 27, 2014
Meanwhile, M-1 officials say they are down to two streetcar vendors and should be receiving proposals for “the best and final” offers in the next few weeks.
June 18, 2014
A two-page letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned the project urgently needs additional grant money to proceed, but said it would survive without the funds, though; it would have to be scaled back.
September 4, 2013
Contracts already awarded include URS Corp. for design work; HNTB Corp. to act as the owner's representative on the project; and Stacy and Witbeck Inc., to be the project's construction manager and general contractor.
August 6, 2013
Company will begin pre-construction work including assisting with the development of the maintenance of traffic strategy; reviewing design plans and provide input; and more.
April 23, 2013
The project is now allowed to move forward to the next phases of design, right-of-way acquisition and construction. This is the last approval step under the National Environmental Policy Act process.
April 5, 2013
Planners are seeking public input on a proposed 27-mile route that would operate along the proposed 3.4-mile Woodward Avenue light rail project.
January 18, 2013
The funds support construction of a planned 3.3-mile streetcar line to help revitalize Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue corridor.
January 16, 2013
Last month, the state legislature established a regional transit authority for Metro Detroit, in response to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s requiring one before he would release funding for M-1 light rail streetcar project.
October 25, 2012
Neil Greenberg said Detroit’s M-1 rail project is more about real estate development than transit, and that improving the bus system is key to making transportation better in Detroit. He also presented his vision for transit in Southeast Michigan online.
October 9, 2012
The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.
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