New Michigan Department of Transportation’s “Smart-Track” SmartTrack bus system would not have cost to taxpayers to construct
By Mark S. Reitz Mark S., Michigan State Department of Public Safety | January 15, 2018 09:12:06 Michigan Department, Michigan State Transportation, and the Michigan Department Of Transportation announced today that the Michigan SmartTrack Bus System (MBBS) is fully funded for the construction of its first phase.
The MBBS is designed to connect urban communities to major transportation systems in a manner that is both cost effective and environmentally friendly.
This phase of the project will be the first phase to provide high quality bus service for residents of cities with the lowest cost of living, and to provide public access to the city of Detroit.
“The MBBS will provide residents of the state with the fastest and most affordable option to access public transportation, as well as the most efficient service that meets state requirements,” said Gov.
“I am proud to support the work of the Michigan Transportation Department to deliver these improvements to the communities of our state.
The construction of the MBBS and the subsequent upgrade to our system will provide the highest quality bus transportation service available in the state of Michigan, and we look forward to delivering it to the people of Detroit in 2019.”
The MBTS will connect communities with a range of transportation options that meet the needs of residents of metropolitan Detroit.
For example, the MBTS would be the most cost-effective means of connecting people in the city with the rest of the metropolitan area.
The project will also provide direct bus service from the city to other urban communities, including neighborhoods in the suburbs and downtown Detroit.
The plan is designed as a pilot project and a first step in the larger program to upgrade the MBbs transit system.
The first phase of MBBS bus service will be a 20-month pilot project, which will continue through 2022.
The pilot program will allow residents to use the MBT service at their own pace.
As part of the pilot project’s funding, MBBS residents will be able to rent a new vehicle that will be used to operate the MBB system, providing access to MBBS service and the MBBus service.
The total project cost is $2.2 billion.
The full-scale MBBS project is expected to begin operation in 2019, and will be completed in 2021.
The phase-one pilot program is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.
A second phase of project is scheduled for the beginning of 2022.
Funding for Phase 2 will be available to begin construction of Phase 3, which is a 20 year pilot program to test out the MBBs new bus service.
Phase 3 will also be a public-private partnership that will allow the MBMB to operate without the government.
The complete MBBS transit system is expected be operational in 2023.
Phase 2 of the phase-two MBBS pilot project will continue throughout 2022 and into 2023, with an estimated completion date of 2023 for Phase 3.
For more information on the MBMS, visit www.mtmtb.org.