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Thejesus
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 10:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This article is about a month old, but I was wondering if anyone went to any of the meetings mentioned and if you could give us a summary...


Thursday, March 15, 2007

City looks to public for transportation input

Andy Henion / The Detroit News

DETROIT -- If you like the idea of streetcars rolling down Woodward Avenue or express buses zipping along Gratiot, city transportation officials want to hear from you next week.

The Detroit Department of Transportation will hold four open houses to get public feedback on its quest to build a rapid transit system.

Hoping to land federal funding for the project, DDOT has completed the first phase of a study that focuses on five corridors: Woodward, Gratiot, Michigan, Grand River and Eight Mile.

City officials will select one of the corridors later this year. They'll also choose a transportation option from a shortlist that includes light rail, streetcars, rapid bus and expanding the People Mover.

Details on the open houses:

# Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the The Guardian Building Mezzanine Lobby, 500 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226

# Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Wayne State University's McGregor Memorial Conference Center, 495 Ferry, Detroit

# Thursday, 5-8 p.m., University of Michigan-Dearborn's Fairlane Center, Room D -- South Building, 19000 Hubbard, Dearborn

# Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Samaritan Center's Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Conference Center, 5555 Conner, Detroit

Let your voice be heard!

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.d ll/article?AID=/20070315/UPDAT E/703150460/1003
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Transitrider
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 1:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Come to TRU's next big meeting next week in the Guardian Building, 6:30 pm:
http://www.detroittransit.org/ meetings.php

DDOT and their consultants will be presenting some of what they presented at the public sessions but also on what feedback they heard and how that will shape their next steps. Check out
http://www.dtogs.com
for lots of information.
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Andylinn
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 1:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i will put in on my calendar.
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 1:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This was discussed briefly earlier this month on this thread:

https://www.atdetroit.net/forum/mes sages/5/98468.html

The TRU meetings are the best places for everyday joes to go to get a comprehensive picture of what's going on with local transit.
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Transitrider
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 11:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From TRU's website:

Join us Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30pm in the lower mezzanine of the Guardian Building - 500 Griswold, at Congress in downtown Detroit.

We'll be talking about options for rapid transit in Detroit with officials from the City of Detroit. DDOT and their consultants will discuss their efforts to bring rapid transit to the area, including where rapid transit could be built, what transit technologies could be used, what has worked elsewhere, and what they heard from the public and their recent open houses. They'll also discuss their plans for the future.

You can also learn all the latest of TRU's work - including our exciting transit design contest, plans for National Transportation Week and major public outreach and education plans.

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