Streetcars have officially returned to Detroit after a 61 year absence! The M-1 Rail QLINE officially opened to the public on May 12 with great fanfare and immediate crowds enthusiastic to ride for the first time. Speakers during the grand…
The M-1 Rail QLINE streetcar has been more than a decade in the planning and construction. May 12 it finally opens to the public!! Everyone’s invited to try it out during a fun free weekend of activities along the corridor…
Detroit’s first streetcar in 60 years will begin passenger operations on Friday, May 12, 2017, starting with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony that morning. The QLINE will open to the public May 12 at 6pm and celebration activities will take place along the corridor throughout the weekend.
M-1 Rail is seeking Grand Opening Volunteers to help as ambassadors, hospitality hosts, information station captains and kid zone volunteers. QLINE All-Star must be at least 16 years of age and able to sit or stand for long periods of time. More information and sign up at M-1 RAIL website or 313-483-1336. The deadline to sign up is April 21, 5 p.m.
Did you know that M-1 Rail has to successfully complete 1,100 tests before they can launch passenger operations of the QLINE streetcar? They’ve completed about 75% so far and hope to launch in May. While still in testing, the streetcar…
Several people have asked for some quick talking points that they can share with friends, family and neighbors to explain why they should Vote Yes for Regional Transit on November 8. Here are a few ideas:
The Regional Transit plan will provide several great new transit services:
1) Convenient affordable Airport Express service from all throughout region
2) A Regional Rail train service finally connecting Detroit to Ann Arbor
3) Fast frequent Bus Rapid Transit along Woodward, Gratiot and Michigan Avenues
The Regional Transit plan will also expand service for people who depend on it every day:
1) Connect people to jobs in more places
2) Help seniors remain independent by expanding paratransit service
3) Connect our communities with seamless travel throughout the region
Read on for more!