Detroit Free Press: MDOT’s idle railcars won’t be in service until 2019

April 23, 2015

A report sent to Michigan lawmakers says the costly railcars likely won’t be used for commuter services in southeast Michigan until 2019, two years later than earlier estimates.

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Transportation is negotiating a lower lease rate for 23 passenger railcars now costing taxpayers $3,000 a day to sit idle. But the length of time the state could have to lease the cars before it can use them has doubled from two years to four years, according to a report sent to state lawmakers.

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