Mayor Duggan joined Councilwoman Mary Sheffield, Congresswoman Dingell and members of the business community on officially opened the M-1 Rail Penske Tech Center. The Penske Tech Center will be the headquarters of the M-1 Rail technology systems, rail cars and operations team, and is located between Bethune and Custer streets on Woodward Ave. The 19,000-square-foot technical center facility will sit at the northern end of the 3.3-mile rail loop.
Since 2011, M-1 RAIL has helped generate $1.3 billion in construction-related economic development along the Woodward Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. Known as the QLINE, the service will be part of an improving transit system in Detroit, connecting with DDOT, SMART, the People Mover and Amtrak to give Detroiters easy access to their work and play, as well as hospitals, shopping and education institutions.