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Detroit Officials reach Agreement on Transit

detroittransitRegional officials have agreed on a last-second deal to scrape up the remains of a $4.7 billion proposal for a mass transit expansion across the southeast Michigan.

Reports were confirmed by Mark Hackel, a Macomb County Executive who was in the loop with the proceeding regarding the deal.

“I do believe we have something that’s going to be satisfactory to all parties,” Hackel said. “I do believe we have come up with a legitimate document for voters to decide on.”

The agreement proposes a $1.2 million, 20 year transit plan that will be decided by voters in the fall. It would cost the average homeowner $95 a year for a plan highlighted by modern bus rapid transit lines between Detroit and the suburbs along Gratiot, Woodward and Michigan avenues, express service to Metro Airport and commuter rail between Detroit and Ann Arbor, along with expanded cross-county bus lines and localized transit for outlying areas of the counties.

 

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