04/18/2012 03:21 pm ET

LaHood Delays Decision On M-1 Light Rail Project Until May

By David Shepardson

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is postponing a decision on the proposed M-1 light rail project up Woodward Avenue for at least another month.

In January, LaHood gave backers of the project 90 days to show that the light-rail is feasible. The advocates were to meet with federal officials, but Lahood is postponing that meeting for at least a month.

The 90-day-period ran out on Monday, but LaHood said he spoke on Tuesday to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to give the project's supporters more time.

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