WALLY http://wemu.org en Public Meeting Shows Some Support for WALLY Station at 415 W. Washingtion http://wemu.org/post/public-meeting-shows-some-support-wally-station-415-w-washingtion <p>Community members at a meeting on proposed sites for a downtown Ann Arbor WALLY commuter rail station supported the service coming to downtown Ann Arbor, the use of a minimal station, and for it to be located at 415 West Washington.&nbsp; Many of the people at last night's meeting however continue to have questions about the overall funding and operations of the proposed commuter rail between Howell and Ann Arbor.&nbsp;</p><p>Neal Billetdeaux is a landscape architect with Smith Group JJR.&nbsp; He says the 415 West Washington scored highest of six possible locations because of several factors.&nbsp; This includes the fact the property is owned by the city, was closest to the core of downtown, and has track at grade level on a portion of the site.<br /><br />Challenges with the curvature of the track and other issues where the proposed WALLY and East-West Commuter rail lines cross make it unlikely that site could serve as a single station serving both lines and Amtrak.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:50:25 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38584 at http://wemu.org