November 28, 2012

Coalition problems could lose $25M for Mich. transit project

LANSING, Mich. — Problems among the members of a coalition seeking to consolidate management of public transportation in southeast Michigan could jeopardize $25 million in federal funding for a Detroit streetcar line, reported The Detroit News.

Washtenaw County officials no longer want to be a part of the coalition, and suburban Detroit lawmakers are opposed to the coalition’s proposed zoning and condemnation powers, as well as high-speed bus routes. Under a bill to be considered by the state Senate, the regional transit authority would be in charge of coordinating SMART and DDOT bus routes. To read the full story, click here.

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