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Help Drive Woodward Avenue Public Transit Plan

Berkley and Huntington Woods residents are invited to learn about and discuss the ongoing Woodward Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis Study during an open house Monday, Dec. 3.

Berkley and Huntington Woods residents who would like to help shape the future of public transit along the Woodward Avenue corridor are invited to participate in an open house Monday at the Berkley Community Center.

Representatives from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments and participating communities will explain the ongoing $2 million Woodward Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis Study during the event from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3. The study seeks to develop a transportation plan along 27 miles of Woodward Avenue from Detroit to Pontiac.

The 11 communities involved are Detroit, Highland Park, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills and Pontiac.

Following the presentation Monday, participants will have the opportunity share their ideas.

"A brief presentation by SEMCOG and consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff will be followed by your comments and suggestions," reads an invitation from the city of Huntington Woods. "You will learn about the alternative modes of transit being considered such as bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail, the location of the transit (median vs. outside lane), the potential stops, and the routes being considered (such as straight on Woodward or through downtown Royal Oak)."

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