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.