Plan to Put Michigan on High Speed Tracks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two Michigan lawmakers want to study the prospects of building a high-speed passenger rail and hydrogen gas distribution system between Detroit and Lansing.

Republican Reps. Bill Rogers of Brighton and Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City on Monday announced a task force to study the issue. They say the idea has some bipartisan support.

The Michigan-based Interstate Traveler Company says the project would be privately financed. But the company would need access to rights of way along interstate highways to make it work.

The company says it would cost about $2.3 billion to build elevated lines between Detroit and Lansing and Detroit and Ann Arbor.

The system also would have conduits to distribute fiber optics, hydrogen and other fuels.


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