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Media outlets across the state cover M-1 rail announcement at Wayne State

January 22, 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood on Friday came to town with a $25 million check to help fund construction of the rail system, which would run along M-1, Woodward Ave., between Detroit's downtown and New Center, linking downtown and the cultural, medical and educational center a few miles north. The streetcar line is expected to include 11 stations, with connections to Campus Martius, Comerica Park, the Detroit Medical Center area, and Wayne State University. The plan calls for six cars, traveling from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., at 12 mph. LaHood was joined by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Gov. Rick Snyder, U.S. Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow and others at a morning announcement on the WSU campus.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE