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Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project

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August 20, 2012 – Confused about transit plans for Woodward? Well, it can be confusing, and I do this for a living! One of the things you can do to become less confused, though, is to attend a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 21, at the MSU Detroit Center to find out just what is going on. The MSU Detroit Center is located at 3408 Woodward, Detroit. The meeting is open house style, stop by anytime between 3 and 7 p.m.


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), together with MDOT and SEMCOG, are hosting this meeting to bring you up-to-date on the status of the Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project, also known as M-1.
In addition to bringing you up-to-date on what is happening, you are also going to hear that an environmental assessment of the streetcar project will begin shortly. It will analyze the potential impacts of the proposed project, a 3.3 mile streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Downtown Detroit and Grand Boulevard in Detroit.


The meeting is being designed to provide you with an opportunity to view the progress that has been made, look at displays, meet the study team, and be informed on the latest options for this important project. There is no formal presentation planned, so you can stop by anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. and find out what is going on. Whenever you get there, you will find someone to tell you what is going on.


This project will be coordinated with the Woodward Alternatives Analysis that is also currently underway. More information on that will be coming shortly. That project is looking at identifying transit options from Pontiac to the Detroit riverfront along Woodward. If properly coordinated, the two projects will improve service, reliability, and increase economic activity along the Woodward corridor. More information is available at www.michigan.gov/mdotstudies.


Hope you can make it tomorrow!

Carmine Palombo
If you want to know what about anything related to transportation in Southeast Michigan, don’t miss Carmine Palombo's blog. Carmine has more than 30 years of experience in various phases of transportation planning at SEMCOG. He is responsible for administering SEMCOG’s transportation planning program, which includes the region’s long-range transportation plan and short-term transportation plan.

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Nice project, at least it sounds good and interesting!
Posted by: Cindy Lorence(14526)( Visit ) at 5/18/2013 6:25 AM