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Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings, Several Cities in Dec.

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings in Several Cities in Decemberdinos02sidelogo3

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2013)

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is hosting a series of community meetings so people can learn more about the potential for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Woodward Avenue.

Information that will be presented includes:

~Proposed Alignments: What roadways will the BRT travel on?

~Travel Times: How long will it take to travel between downtown Detroit and Pontiac on the BRT?

~Feeder Bus Network: How will BRT operate with existing SMART and DDOT service?

~Ridership: How many riders are projected to utilize BRT?

~Evaluation of Alternatives: What factors are used to examine the merits of an alternative?

~Next Steps: What is the result of the AA process? What happens after a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is selected? Who are the decision-makers and what is the process for selecting the LPA that will move forward for further analysis and future implementation?

Tuesday, December 3, 6 pm to 8 pm (Royal Oak, Birmingham)

Beaumont Hospital Administration Buildingbridget and kevin deegan krause thank you

Free Parking in South Parking Deck – Access through South Entrance, Coolidge Hwy

3711 W. 13 Mile Rd. Royal Oak, MI 48073


Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Berkley, Huntington Woods)

Berkley Community Center

2400 Robina Ave. Berkley, MI 48070


Saturday, December 7, 2013 11 am to 1 pm (Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township)

St. Joseph Hospital – Anthony Franco Communications Center Auditorium

44555 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI 48341


Monday, December 9, 2013 6 pm to 8 pm (Detroit, Highland Park)

Michigan State University Detroit Event Center – 2nd Floorrichard gage ad

3408 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

(elevator access through Erskine Street entrance)


Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6 pm to 8 pm (Detroit, Highland Park)

Next Energy

461 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202


Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6 pm to 8 pm (Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge)

Coolidge Intermediate School – Cafeteria

2521 Bermuda St. Ferndale, MI 48220

SEMCOG, along with other agencies, has been developing plans for improved mass transit.  The proposed project would connect travelers between Detroit and Pontiac in a time frame competitive with automotive traffic and with less stops than the current DDOT and SMART bus systems.  A presentation on the RBT system was held in September for Ferndale business JudyPalmer01owners.  Details of that presentation can be found at

More information can also be found at and

There is also an upcoming open house put on by the Michigan Department of Transportation to discuss the aesthetics of I-75 and to gain public input.  That meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 19, with more information at

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