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The Republic, Columbus Indiana

City schedules neighborhood meeting on proposed $25 million light rail project in Detroit–Light-Rail-Detroit/

DETROIT ai??i?? City transportation officials are scheduled to meet with Detroit residents at Mount Olive Baptist Church to answer questions and give details about a proposed light rail project along Woodward Avenue.

The meeting Thursday is to feature discussion of the rail’s three downtown options.

Project overview:


urbandesign Podcast

Union Station redevelopment round table discussion

Denverai??i??s Union Station redevelopment will create a new gateway to Downtown Denver and the region and re-energize Denverai??i??s historic train station. As the hub of RTDai??i??s expanding transit system.

the $480 million project includes a new RTD light rail station, a new underground RTD regional bus terminal, and a new commuter rail station for RTD and Amtrak, along with several new signature public spaces. Hosted by Ken Schroeppel, creator of, our roundtable conversation about the Union Station project includes Anne Hayes, chair of Union Station Advocates, and Bill Mosher, ownerai??i??s representative for the Denver Union Station Project Authority.


Twin Cities Daily Planet

Central Corridor construction kicks off on University, Washington Avenues

As construction of the Central Corridor light rail train gets into full swing, many changes have already started to appear on Washington Avenue and University Avenue. Ai??As a University of Minnesota student, I come into contact with the construction daily. Ai??Some construction has caused sidewalk closures, forcing pedestrians to change their routes. Ai??Also, traffic has been squeezed into single lanes, making travel times longer.


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