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Wed Sep 5, 2012, 09:54 AM

Detroit News: LaHood reports progress on regional transit

LaHood reports progress on regional transit

By David Shepardson
Detroit News Washington Bureau

Ann Arbor Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with Gov. Rick Snyder and the state Senate Republican leader Tuesday and said progress is being made on the long-stalled regional transit authority.

LaHood praised the meeting with Sen. Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, and said he planned to meet with House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, early next month.

"I believe within the next month or so we will be able to make some announcements and we're making a lot of progress and I things are moving in the right direction," LaHood said.

In February 2010, the Transportation Department awarded $25 million for Detroit light rail as part of a 9.3-mile, $500 million project that was to travel up Woodward to Eight Mile. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120822/METRO05/208220340#ixzz25bS9x2pL

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