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Lessons learned from Spain  and California Spain’s rapid transit  Ave  system, Europe’s  most extensive by 2020 Cities‘ with rapid transit grow and prosper Spain is the world leader in high speed train  infrastructure, train car building, and clean  energy power California’s high speed rail between LA and  San Francisco (3 hour trip) 
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21st Century potentials Obama’s effort for national high speed transit Politics and bureaucracy are problems now  Obama is changing the discourse……2012 budget  proposal requesting $556 billion Woodward Light Rail  Phase 1:  DT Detroit to W. Grand Blvd (3.4 miles) Phase 2:  W. Grand Blvd to 8 mile Rd A renewed Detroit if regional rapid transit does  materialize- cluster development, TOD
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UPDATE December 2012, Gov. Snyder signed RTA bills,  effective late March 2013 with financial control in  October; Jurisdiction:  Wayne, Oakland, Macomb,  Washtenaw Counties Oversee and coordinate city busses, Metro  Detroit’s SMART bus system, Ann Arbor system M-1 Rail project- Woodward Avenue, 3.3 mile, Public/private funded project Regional Buss Rapid Transit (BRT), 110 mile  regional system, ballot this November for  funding…
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UPDATE Transportation Secretary LaHood announced a  $25 million grant January 2013; Will help to build a 3.3 mile long streetcar line  along Woodward (riverfront to New Center);  construction begins this summer; 11 stations connecting Hart Plaza, Campus  Martius, Comerica Park, Detroit Medical Center,  Wayne State; LaHood also announced $6.5 million award from  the Federal Transit Administration for planning the  bus rapid transit system (BRT) 40 years and 24th attempt, FINALLY
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M-1 Rail- Woodward Avenue, DETROIT
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