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Regional transit master planning process for southeastern Michigan unveiled in Detroit

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DETROIT — Officials plan to reach out to the public during the development of a plan that's expected to help create a regional transportation system for the Detroit area.

Details of the process were released Tuesday in Detroit and include a series of public meetings in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

The final plan would coordinate service with the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, Detroit Department of Transportation, Detroit People Mover, the M-1 light rail in Detroit, and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation.

The process also will involve separate studies of the Michigan Avenue from downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor, Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to Pontiac, and Gratiot Avenue from downtown Detroit to M-59 routes.

The completed plan will be named the Building Equitable Sustainable Transit or BEST.

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