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September 4, 2013

M1 Rail to issue streetcars RFP by October

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

M-1 Rail awards Stacy and Witbeck contract

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

M-1 Rail project receives FTA clearance

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

Detroit looking at bus rapid transit

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

LaHood: Detroit's M-1 project can move forward

The funds support construction of a planned 3.3-mile streetcar line to help revitalize Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue corridor.


January 16, 2013

Mich. light rail may get $25M in funds

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

Advocate: Detroit should focus on bus over rail

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

Survey: 67% of users say Detroit bus unreliable

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.


June 19, 2012

Detroit light rail loses out on federal money

Despite missing out on the $25 million TIGER grant, the 3.3-mile streetcar line is still in the running to receive that amount from other grant programs, according to Transportation Secretary LaHood.


June 6, 2012

Questions raised about Detroit rail project

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood asked Mayor Dave Bing, Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the private M-1 Rail group about Detroit’s 3.3-mile, $137 million rail line project costs and who would eventually run it.


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