Policy: Budgets & Deficits

Detroit rail project approaches groundbreaking

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Photo - A cyclist stops at the corner where one of the many stops for the M-1 Rail is planned at Woodward Avenue and Mack Avenue in Detroit on Monday, May 19, 2014.  Officials say Detroit's $140 million light passenger rail project is moving forward toward an expected summer groundbreaking. Officials haven't said exactly when the groundbreaking will take place. Below-ground utility relocation began late last year for the 3.3-mile project. The streetcar line is to start running along Detroit's Woodward Avenue in 2016. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Max Ortiz)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT
A cyclist stops at the corner where one of the many stops for the M-1 Rail is planned at Woodward Avenue and Mack Avenue in Detroit on Monday, May 19, 2014. Officials say Detroit's $140 million light passenger rail project is moving forward toward an expected summer groundbreaking. Officials haven't said exactly when the groundbreaking will take place. Below-ground utility relocation began late last year for the 3.3-mile project. The streetcar line is to start running along Detroit's Woodward Avenue in 2016. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Max Ortiz) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT
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DETROIT (AP) — Officials say Detroit's $140 million light passenger rail project is moving forward toward an expected summer groundbreaking.

Paul Childs, chief operating officer of the M-1 Rail project, offered an update on the plans recently to The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/SdxDyS ).

Officials haven't said exactly when the groundbreaking will take place. Below-ground utility relocation began late last year for the 3.3-mile project.

The streetcar line is to start running along Detroit's Woodward Avenue in 2016.

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Online:

http://www.M-1RAIL.com

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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