Who will decide how those funds are spent? Will it be the legislature or the governor? Will the lobbyists for NS and CN have a say? Do the Michigan shortlines have a powerful array of lobbyists to defend their needs? Will there be a
sensible effort to establish commuter service for a rapidly developing Detroit or for Detroit to Grand Rapids rail service? Will there be a push to use some of the federal funds to expand street car service in Detroit?
There is a substantial pot of federal money here. Will it be spent intelligently to improve the quality of life for those of us who live in Michigan?
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