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Offset the cost of infrastructure through local businesses

Subway like train system that goes to all of Metro D. stations and track partly paid for by businesses that it brings customers to

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Using the Central Station as a hub a subway system can be create that branches out to all of metro Detroit. An undertaking like that can be painfully expensive but if stations were located by, on top of, or under businesses passengers wold be directly exposed to the goods offered by those businesses. To have this privilege the business would contribute to  the initial investment of building the required infrastructure.  As a result the participating businesses would see a huge increase in customers. This would be a way for the metro area as a whole to take part in the building project.

Additionally it would make it much easier for the residents of metro Detroit to get into the city and experience all it has to offer.

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To make the city more successful and profitable we absolutely have to reduce the amount of vehicles required to get around by reducing the expensive vehicle ownership and increasing the cost effective quick public transportation of the future. FORD should bring about their autonomous technology, map out the city and create cyber stations all throughout the city where people can be picked up and dropped off(there is nothing wrong with walking a little, in fact it is healthy), then get their autonomous driving vehicles with a phone app to serve the city like Uber. If proper regulations exist, these robo cars can be mass produced, function well with one another through autonomous technology(All vehicle on the road should be able to to talk to each other and share information for safety reasons) and in turn reduce resident dependence on owning their own vehicle. Insurance, Maintenance, Gasoline cost's gone! And I keep saying, extend the QLine, put money in technology that already works! Run the rails from Royal Oak to Detroit, connect the cities, connect the people!

Thank you for reading,
Alex Richmond

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