WHAT: The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), is hosting a public open house to discuss the current status of the Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the initiation of an environmental assessment (to be completed in 2013) that will analyze potential impacts of the proposed project, a 3.3-mile streetcar line along Woodward Avenue between Downtown and the New Center areas of Detroit. Guests can stop by anytime. There is no formal presentation.WHO: MDOT staff, FTA staff, SEMCOG staff, General Public
Warmer weather and higher gas prices have caused many of us to rethink our daily routines, myself included. Per usual, I have attended various events and patronized many establishments downtown over the last two weeks. What made the last two weeks unusual, was that fact that I did not drive once in order to attend these gatherings. Instead, I either biked or walked the mile to downtown. I believe flexibility epitomizes the very best of urban living in Detroit-not only are there fantastic places to hangout and many happening events that occur during the springtime-but most are readily accessible by walking, riding, or hopping-on the People Mover for those lucky enough to be living in downtown Detroit. That is why I am always encouraging people to give urban living a try-people are always amazed with how much is available just steps from their door. The Riverwalk, too, is fast becoming the destination of choice for lazy May strolls along the river, so don’t miss out!
by Detroit Transit Options for Growth Study
As the revitalization of the Detroit area progresses, the need for a viable rapid transit system that connects neighborhoods, businesses, major destinations and new development is becoming more and more evident.
The transportation study – known as the Detroit Transit Options for Growth (DTOG) Study – will identify and evaluate rapid transit options to improve access and mobility in the Detroit area.
For more information vist: www.dtogs.com