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Old Posted Feb 22, 2012, 4:35 PM
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^ I know I'm usually negative about Detroit, but it still seems like the wrong choice to me. This guy seems he has mostly done work for well funded coastal cities (Baltimore is most like Detroit). His experience with transit systems is not with peer cities of Detroit such as Cleveland, Buffalo, Milwaukee, and other rust belt cities. The new CEO will be in for a rude awakening when he learns just how hostile the region is as a whole to public transportation and how entrenched workers are to keeping decades-old outdated work rules.

Detroit's best hope for a functioning mass transit system is as you noted, a new public agency that merges DDOT and SMART. Unfortunately, former Governor Engler shat on the rare spot of regional cooperation as he was leaving office.
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