03/16/2012 05:17 pm ET Updated May 16, 2012

Feds Don't Think M-1 Rail Plan Is Feasible

The U.S. Transportation Department told Michigan legislators and advocates of high-speed light rail it has serious concerns about the Woodward project and doesn't believe it is feasible.

The Federal Transit Administration has concerns about cost -- that M-1 advocates are potentially underestimating it -- and that M-1 hasn't determined what type of vehicle will be used, said Congressional aides who were on a conference call Thursday with the Michigan congressional delegation and FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff.

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