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U.S. DOT supports Detroit transit plan

Posted on August 4, 2010

DETROIT — On Monday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gave his endorsement to Detroit's proposed light-rail project, saying the Obama administration has committed to conducting an environmental impact study on the feasibility of the project. As the Detroit Free Press reports, the $425 million project would rely on a public-private partnership to get started. To read the full story, click here.

Secretary LaHood blogged about the project this week, commenting on the historic nature of the light-rail line. Trains would travel along Woodward Ave., the first street to be paved with concrete, LaHood writes. To read his post, click here.

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