A new eight-mile electric train running along one of Detroit’s main corridors moved closer to reality this week when a group of city officials and engineers released a technical study of the plan.

The Detroit Transit Options for Growth Study group, headed up by the city’s chief financial officer, Norman White, this week concluded 18 months of study and released a recommendation for construction of a $371 million electric car system that would connect the state fairgrounds with downtown and include 13 to 15 stops along the eight-mile strip.

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