Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

M-1 RAIL

Detroit
$15 million

Awarded

Awarded:
2014

M-1 RAIL (Regional Area Initial Link) is a nonprofit, public/private partnership of Detroit business and civic leaders formed in 2008 to promote economic development and advance light-rail transit in Detroit. This multiyear grant helps to fund the construction, which began in July 2014, and future operation of a 3.4-mile light-rail line along Woodward Avenue, connecting the Woodward corridor from the riverfront to the New Center area.