Detroit Airport Light Rail Transit/Bus Rapid Transit
Quandel Consultants developed an order of magnitude capital cost estimate for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) option and a Light Rail Transit (LRT) option that would provide service between the McNamara Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and the Michigan Accelerated Passenger Rail Line with a connection at either Merriman Road or Henry Ruff Street. Quandel produced alignments, typical cross sections, and order of magnitude capital costs for the BRT and LRT service options.
Quandel developed a two-lane dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) alignment and a single/two track Light Rail Transit (LRT) alignment that would connect the McNamara Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and the Michigan Accelerated Passenger Rail Line approximately 6 miles north of the Terminal. Using capital costs from constructed and/or planned BRT projects in the Minneapolis, MN area and LRT projects in the Detroit, MI and Spokane, WA areas, Quandel estimated infrastructure, equipment, and right-of-way costs for the two service options.