Originally Posted by vital49
Detroit (and all of Michigan for that matter) is right there with Florida. There is no public transportation system.
Actually at one time Michigan had one of the best public transportation systems in the country. At one point there were 5 different interurban lines running on Woodward Ave, back in the 20'*.
The state legislature under the guidance of the auto makers passed laws forcing the interurban lines to give up the land where the tracks were located. Imagine that a perfect graded roadbed for a new road with minimal work by the highway department. Oh and the Interurban lines could still compete but they would need to build all new track systems.
Many of the existing highways today in Michigan were once interurban lines.