WALLY north-south railway project receives federal grant for design
The proposed north-south railway between Ann Arbor and Howell has received funding for initial design steps after twice being denied federal dollars for the project.
File photo Courtesy of AATA
About $105,000 of the money was allocated to a company for engineering and design work at the AATA board’s Aug. 16 meeting, the Ann Arbor Chronicle reported.
The first phase of the project will study Ann Arbor, Whitmore Lake, Hamburg Township, Genoa Township and Howell for station locations, the Chronicle reported. The WALLY funding is a part of the $52 million in grants doled out by the federal program to communities across the country for 2012.
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