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Transit Riders Size Up New Transit Authority

January 29, 2013



RTA meeting 1/29/13 Batch

The White House recently committed $25 million toward construction of a light rail line connecting downtown Detroit with Midtown. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gave state and local officials a pledge this month to help build the M-1 rail line along Woodward Avenue. The money would not be coming if state lawmakers hadn’t created a regional transit authority in December. Transit Riders United, a group representing people who depend on mass transit, held a meeting about the authority Monday night. Megan Owens tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that a few dozen people came out to learn more about the authority. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about Transit Riders United and the RTA here