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Monday, January 21, 2013

Detroit does what Kansas City should (on light rail)

So many people have left and are leaving Detroit, they're having to bulldoze whole blocks of homes that have been abandoned yet they have the fortitude and vision to still look forward:

Detroit Gets $25M In Federal Funding For Woodward Light Rail

From the article:
DETROIT (WWJ/AP)The U.S. government plans to spend $25 million on a light-rail system through the heart of Detroit, a development federal, state and local leaders said Friday will finally allow the city to join the many other major urban centers that have had mass transit operations for decades.

“We’re the only place that didn’t have this,” Gov. Rick Snyder said at a morning news event, adding that 24 attempts have been made over the past 40 years to develop a modern public transit system in Detroit.

No, Governor Snyder.  Not the only place.


Hyperblogal said...

Detroit...light rail through the city.. $25 million.
Kansas City...streetcar, 2 miles, $100 million.

Nick said...

I believe the Gov was referencing "...major urban centers...", in which case he was indeed correct; Kansas City certainly doesn't qualify.

Mo Rage said...

Holy cow I hope you're either kidding or mistaken on that, HB. Tell me you're kidding.

Hyperblogal said...

Nope. True.

Mo Rage said...

What conclusion can you come to but that that is beyond stupid?