New Transit Study for Woodward Ave. Open House

New Transit Study for Woodward Ave. Open House

Carmine Palombo | WEBSITE
PHOTO: WIkipedia
Date December 15, 2012
Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location Bowen Senior Center: 52 Bagley St.
Pontiac, Michigan 48341
Contact Carmine Palombo
Website Woodward Analysis
Category Public Meetings Other

You've heard all about the regional transit authority legislation moving through Lansing, but that isn't the only news about transit in metro Detroit. Rapid transit on the Woodward corridor is getting a fresh look--we'll be talking about the entire 27 miles from Jefferson Avenue in Detroit to downtown Pontiac. Starting December 3rd, you are invited to join the discussion and help shape the future of Woodward transit.

The cities along Woodward Avenue have joined with the Woodward Avenue Action Association, SEMCOG, and the Michigan Suburbs Alliance to launch an "alternatives analysis," the first step in the formal process of developing a transit system. Over the next year, this process will combine your input with technical data, cost, and other considerations to pick the route, technology (rails? tires?), and general station locations. In addition, this effort will consider connections to the downtown M-1 Rail streetcar project, high-speed rail service, complete streets planning, and other projects currently under development.

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In this open house style event, we welcome you to speak with key regional transit officials and leaders, ask questions, share ideas and concerns, and help move the project forward.

Presentations will begin 30 minutes after meeting start time. 

If you can't make it to any of these meetings, you can provide also comments and sign up for e-mail updates on the project website, , as well as like Transform Woodward on Facebook. Questions? Contact Project Manager Calvin Johnson at SEMCOG, / 313-961-4266; Sharmila Mukherjee at Parsons-Brinkerhoff, / (313) 963-4653; or Richard Murphy at Michigan Suburbs Alliance, / 866-960-8803 x708.