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- From: Brad van Guilder <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 16:08:58 -0500
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Title: Community groups presents alternative to Detroit
HEARS FREIGHT CONCERNS
Southwest Detroit Residents To Speak Thursday
City Council at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2001 will
hear from residents opposed to the proposed Detroit Intermodal Freight
Terminal (DIFT). Alternatives to the plan proposed by the
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be unveiled at that
MDOT is conducting a feasibility study for the DIFT project, in which
it proposes to consolidate all of metro Detroit's truck and rail
freight terminals into one "mega" complex that would stretch
across a 7-mile span from southeast Dearborn through southwest
Detroit. MDOT estimates that by 2025 truck traffic to the rail yards
will increase to 16,000 trips through the neighborhood each day, eight
times its current level.
Communities for a Better Rail Alternative (CBRA), representing more
than 500 residents and 40 community organizations, will urge the City
Council Thursday to "Ditch the Dift" and support alternative
plans developed by CBRA in consultation with design experts.
The council meeting will be held on the 13th Floor of the Coleman A.
Young Municipal Building in Detroit.
Brad van Guilder, Ph. D.
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1580
(734) 663-2400 ext. 114
(734) 663-2414 (fax)
member UAW local 174