Metro Detroit Regional Transit Authority Comes Before the State House

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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A State House committee holds hearings Thursday on a pair of bills related to a Regional Transit Authority for Metro Detroit. One bill would set up the governing and funding structure for the authority. The other would establish dedicated lanes for rapid bus transit. Local leaders are still trying to get federal money for a light-rail line on Woodward Avenue. The RTA would be a big step toward getting that funding. Carmine Palombo is the transportation director for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. He spoke with WDET’s Pat Batcheller.

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