Detroit to Ann Arbor

I was in Ann Arbor for Dinner Sunday night. I get really excited at the possibility of having a rail system from Downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor. Driving down there is just far too much of a hassle. While having great places to shop would be a reason to go to Ann Arbor, I am more excited that undergrads from around the country and world will have the ability to venture into the city out of curiosity and be inspired to stay after their time is up at U of M.

3 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on August 9th, 2006 @ 7:52 am

    I have a feeling the main reason this is getting so much push is because of U of M. Modern colleges need a way to get international and out of state students from the airport to the school.

    If U of M is going to stay competitive at getting the best of the best students, they need to compete with cities like Washington DC, San Fransisco, Boston, NYC, London and other cities that have mass transit and ways to move students around especially to and from the airport.

    This would be step 1.

  2. tomo (unregistered) on August 11th, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    Has anyone else considered the feasibility of running hourly shuttles from UM campus to downtown Detroit and maybe other nightlife districts (maybe Windsor for the underage), maybe just for weekend evenings? There are thousands of students without access to cars, wonder how many would like to go to Detroit if only they had a way.

  3. Tom (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    I don’t think there is a whole lot of demand for that. In my experience as a college student, I prefer to go to bars nearby my dorm/residence since I can just walk home easily and sleep it off. I don’t think I’d want to spend 45 minutes to an hour on a bus at 3am. Wouldn’t be a fun ride.

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