US OKs building 3.3-mile, $140M Detroit light rail - WNEM TV 5

US OKs building 3.3-mile, $140M Detroit light rail

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (AP) -

The U.S. Department of Transportation has given final clearance to developers of a privately managed $140 million streetcar line following a 3.3-mile course through the heart of Detroit.

M-1 Rail chief executive Matt Cullen announced the move Monday. His nonprofit group is in charge of the project.

Cullen says the Federal Transit Administration's decision means M-1 Rail can proceed with design, right-of-way acquisition and construction.

He says he expects construction to start construction south of Adams Street this year and north of Adams next year as part of a state reconstruction of Woodward.

The streetcar line is scheduled to start running in late 2015.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.