(WXYZ) - The Detroit City Council unanimously approved the operating and construction agreements for the M-1 Rail on Tuesday.
The action will now allow workers to begin construction on the 3.3 mile modern streetcar project. The work is expected to start in July.
"M-1 Rail will play a major role in shaping a better future for Detroit. This world-class rail system will serve Detroit’s largest job centers and most visited destinations. It will ignite tremendous new economic development and job creation and will provide a foundation for improved and expanded public transit throughout the region," said Matthew P. Cullen, president and CEO of M-1 Rail.