CHICAGO - The board of the Wayne County Airport Authority recently approved a $3.6 billion master plan for the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport that postpones plans to build a fifth runway and a passenger monorail line.

The seven-member board unanimously approved the plan after twice delaying earlier votes. A group of suburban opponents had said the plan overestimated future demand at the airport. Airport officials have spent the last several weeks negotiating with suburban officials and U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who helped broker the compromise.

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