The Craig Fahle Show

What Will Bus Rapid Transit Look Like in Metro Detroit?

Tuesday, November 3, 2013


Photo courtesy Cleveland Healthline SEMCOG Director of Transportation Programs Carmine Palombo joins Craig to discuss the following questions: "What roads will Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) travel on? How does it function? How long will it take to travel between downtown Detroit and Pontiac? How will BRT operate with existing DDOT and SMART service and future M1Rail? How many riders are projected to use BRT? What are the next steps for moving BRT forward as a Locally Preferred Alternative for premium transit on Woodward? The public is encouraged to attend this series of community meetings at which SEMCOG and a team of transportation experts will answer these and other questions about BRT and its possible future as the next generation mode of choice for cruising Woodward Avenue. The six meetings, all open to everyone, will be held in a number of Woodward Avenue communities during the first two weeks in December."

· Tuesday, December 3 from 6 to 8 pm (Royal Oak and Birmingham) Beaumont Hospital Administration Building, 3711 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 (Free parking in South Deck Parking, enter from Coolidge Highway.)

· Thursday, December 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (Berkley and Huntington Woods) Berkley Community Center, 2400 Robina Avenue, Berkley, MI, 48070

· Saturday, December 7 from 11am to 1pm (Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township) St. Joseph’s Hospital, Anthony M. Franco Communications Center Auditorium, 44555 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, MI, 48341

· Monday, December 9 from 6 to 8 pm (Detroit and Highland Park) Michigan State University Event Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

· Tuesday, December 10 from 6 to 8 pm (Detroit and Highland Park) Next Energy, 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI 48202

· Wednesday, December 11 from 6 to 8 pm (Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge) Coolidge Intermediate School, 2521 Bermuda Street, Ferndale, MI 48220