via DetNews, but a long time coming:
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will visit Detroit and New York on Monday to make major high-speed rail funding announcements.Last month, Michigan applied for more than $560 million in funding - including joining three other states as part of a joint request. Michigan officials expect the state will receive significant funding for some grants sought.The state sought track improvements in Detroit and a new transit terminal in Ann Arbor, and new trains are part of Michigan's pitch for more federal money for high-speed rail after Florida said it didn't want $2.4 billlion.
Supposedly we are getting $3.5 million for a station directly to the University of Michigan.
Would be nice, right?
A lot of cities put in bids. The Trans Sec coming here to make the announcement is usually govt's way of saying "you win."