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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:59 AM

Great things happen when you dump your Teabagger mayor....


(Detroit Free Press) Groundbreaking is planned Tuesday for a federally funded $6.3-million regional transit center in Troy after nearly a decade of debate.

"It's a great time for our city to do this," Troy Mayor Dane Slater said, adding that the center will spur demand for employment and housing in Troy and nearby communities.

The 2,000-square-foot center will go up near the southwest corner of Maple Road and Coolidge Highway, next to an Amtrak rail line that connects Pontiac to Detroit, Dearborn, Ann Arbor and Chicago. The rails form the border between Troy and Birmingham at that point, and the new center will replace an Amtrak platform on the Birmingham side.

The center will not only board rail passengers but also be a hub for taxis, SMART buses, and passengers on foot and bicycles, city officials said. The U.S. Department of Transportation has set Oct. 1, 2013, as the deadline for the center to open if it's to qualify for federal funding. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.freep.com/article/20121126/NEWS03/311260024/Groundbreaking-set-for-Troy-transit-center?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p



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marmar Nov 2012 OP
longship Nov 2012 #1
Demeter Nov 2012 #2
JNelson6563 Dec 2012 #4
Denninmi Nov 2012 #3

Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:42 AM

1. That would be the old Grand Trunk Railroad tracks.

In the 70's I commuted to downtown Detroit from Royal Oak via the then Grand Trunk commuter line. It shuttled many north suburb commuters to work downtown every day. You arrived fresh and in a good mood, not having had to fight traffic and congestion on Detroit's (even then) aging roads.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:03 PM

2. Next Task: Dump the Teabagger Legislature

a much more formidable job.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:50 PM

4. Exactly.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:59 AM

3. Yuppers, I work in Troy, about half a mile from the new rail station.

How stupid do you have to be to put slurs on Facebook and refuse federal funds that mean infrastructure and jobs?

Anyway, she's gone. Bye bye.

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