North-South Commuter Rail (WALLY) Public Meetings Set

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The North-South Commuter Rail (WALLY) is a proposed 27-mile long commuter rail service that would connect Ann Arbor and Howell, with intermediate stops along the way. It is being evaluated as a way to improve mobility along US-23 and to promote economic development and job creation in the region.

A study is being undertaken by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) to assess in detail the feasibility of the North-South Commuter Rail service. Results of this assessment, which includes in-depth public and stakeholder involvement, will be used to determine project costs, ridership, potential station locations, and the capacity and willingness of the affected communities to build, operate and help fund the project. If the project is found feasible, the study will help to prepare the project for future federal funding.

The first set of community meetings has been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Thursday, March 12, 7-9 p.m.
Brighton Community Center
555 Brighton, MI 48116

MondayMarch 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library – Downtown
343 S. Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Contact: Michael Benhan, AAATA.