Detroit City Council approves M-1 Rail operating and construction agreements

(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. 

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