Meetings & Events

Build Transit. Build Business: Second Regional Transit Summit

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 8:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Where: The Hall of Legends – Ford Field – 2000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226
Description:  Join a team of regional leaders from Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties and the City of Detroit;  Moderator Mary Kramer, Publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business; Paul Hillegonds, Chair of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA); Michael Ford, newly appointed CEO of the RTA; Jason Jordan from the Center for Transportation Excellence; Regional Transit Authority members, and many others representing higher education, healthcare, local government, and businesses large and small, at the second regional transit summit, Build Transit. Build Business.

For more information and to register, click here.

The 28th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: COBO Center – 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48226
Description: For 28 years, the annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum has highlighted innovation, education and best practices in real estate development and land use, and there’s no better place to tell the story of Michigan’s comeback than Detroit!

Join us as Matt Cullen, President + CEO, M-1 RAIL speaks about Transit Oriented Development in Detroit.

To get more information or to register, click here.

January Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

March Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

May Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

July Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

September Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

November Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.


Past Meetings + Events

November Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

Midtown Alliance Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Mario’s Restaurant – 4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: M-1 RAIL will make a special presentation.

 M-1 RAIL Pop Up Salon

When: Friday- Saturday, October 10th and 11th
Time: 6 p.m.  – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Detroit Symphony Orchestra  – 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Stop by our pop-up at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during The Virtuosity of Sarah Chang

September Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

ASSEMBLE @ The Max: Transit and the Equitable City
feat. Enrique Peñalosa

When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 
Time: Doors at 6:00 PM, event at 6:45 PM
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 
Description: Former Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia Enrique Peñalosa brings his conversation about sustainability and mobility in urban areas to Detroit. Enrique’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local leaders in the transit and mobility conversation. Let’s give Enrique a proper Detroit welcome party! Join us @ The Max for a celebration of our city and a conversation about our future.

Panelists:

Sue Mosey / Midtown Inc.
Todd Scott / Detroit Greenways
Fernando Palazuelo / Packard Plant Developer
Andy Didorosi / The Detroit Bus Company
Sommer Woods / M-1 RAIL

For more information please click here.

August Community Advisory Council  Meeting

When: Thursday, August 14, 2014 
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 
Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): North End/New Center Edition

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Firewater Bar & Grill , 6521 John R, Detroit, MI 48202
Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): Downtown Edition

When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: M-1 RAIL Office, 1426 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): Downtown Edition

When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: Doors at 7:30 a.m., meeting 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: M-1 RAIL Office, 1426 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): Midtown Edition

When: Monday, July 21, 2014 
Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. 
Where: University of Michigan Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): Downtown Edition

When: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: Doors at 7:30 a.m., meeting 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: M-1 RAIL Office, 1426 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

July Community Advisory Meeting

When: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): Midtown Edition

When: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Time: Doors at 7:30 a.m., meeting 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Where: M-1 RAIL Office, 1426 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules. More information.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents): Midtown Edition

When: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules. More information.

M-1 RAIL Project Update Meeting (Business Stakeholders & Residents):  Downtown Edition

When: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Time: Doors at 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Where: The Madison, 1555 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Project Update: Downtown Edition

When: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Time: Doors at 7:30 a.m., meeting 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Where: M-1 RAIL Office, 1426 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Project Update

When: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Time: Doors at 7:30 a.m., meeting 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Where: Max M. Fisher Music Theater, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area. Multiple meetings have been scheduled to accommodate varying schedules.

M-1 RAIL Business Stakeholder Meeting: Central Business District Edition

When: Friday June 27, 2014 Time: Doors at 7:30 a.m., meeting 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Where: Compuware Building, 1 Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226 Description: Business stakeholder meeting. Learn about construction activities and detours, along with other information pertinent to upcoming track construction in your area.

M-1 RAIL Tech Center Community Convening Workshop

When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Triumph Church, East Campus – 2760 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48211 Description: You spoke and we listened. And we are still listening. Please join us for a community workshop that will shape various elements of the Design-Build Request for Proposal (RFP) for construction of the M-1 RAIL Technical Center. M-1 RAIL will discuss feedback received during the M-1 RAIL Community Forum held on May 28th with Vanguard CDC. Meeting attendees will take part in a community conversation and interactive idea exchange that will result in the development of the RFP. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 18th to Nicole Brown, M-1 RAIL Community Relations Manager at nicole.brown@m1rail.org or 313.483.8077.

June Community Advisory Meeting

When: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

Mandatory Tech Center RFQ Pre-Bid Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Where: COBO Hall, Room 411B – 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 Description: M-1 RAIL published a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Design-Build teams interested in constructing the proposed Tech Center at the north end of the Project limits between Custer Street and Bethune Street in the City of Detroit.

M-1 RAIL Tech Center Community Convening

When: Thursday, May 29, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Triumph Church, East Campus – 2760 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48211 Description: Please join M-1 RAIL, HNTB and Vanguard Community Development Corporation for the M-1 RAIL Technology Center Community Convening. On Thursday, May 29, join us as we learn the latest details on neighborhood project developments and discuss the M-1 RAIL Technology Center to be located in the historic North End neighborhood. Topics to be discussed in this meeting include:

  • Current neighborhood developments and initiatives
  • M-1 RAIL project overview and the M-1 RAIL Technology Center
  • Community Q & A

Your feedback is critical to this proposed development and we need to hear from you! Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 28th to Nicole Brown, Community Relations Manager, M-1 RAIL at nicole.brown@m1rail.org or 313.483.8077.

May Community Advisory Meeting: CANCELLED

When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

Detroit Future City District 5 Meeting

When: Thursday, May 1 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Vanguard – 2785 E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48211

Detroit Economic Club: M-1 Streetcar, Blight Removal and Urban Farming – Moving Detroit Forward

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Where: The Westin Book Cadillac – 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 Description: Speakers to include John Hantz, President & CEO, HantzGroup, Inc.; Matthew Cullen, President & CEO, Rock Ventures LLC and M-1 RAIL; Glenda Price, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Blight Removal Task Force. As the revitalization of Detroit continues at a rapid pace, mass transit and turning blight into natural beauty are key strategies. Not forgotten is the important role each play in environmental improvements. Join us as these project leaders discuss the latest updates and sustainability effects of their respective projects. For more information and tickets, click here.

Detroit Future City District 6 Meeting

When: Thursday, April 24 Time:  5:00 PM- 8:00 PM Where: Detroit Hispanic Development Corp. – 1211 Trumbull Detroit, MI 48216

April  Community Advisory Meeting

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

Trans4m Meeting of the Whole: Transportation and Economic Development

When: Friday, March 21, 2014 Time: 8:30 AM – 4 PM Where:  U-M Detroit Center – 3663 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 Description: M-1 RAIL CAO, Tim Fischer, will present during a panel on transportation and economic development at 1 PM

March  Community Advisory Meeting

When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

2014 Detroit Policy Conference

When: Thursday, February 27 Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, with a special panel discussion including M-1 RAIL held from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Where: MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit MI 48201 Description: The 2014 Conference will reinforces the message that Detroit is “open for business” and provide insight into what the next chapter for Detroit will look like.

February Community Advisory Meeting

When: Thursday, February 13, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

Detroit Black Chamber Construction Open House

When: Thursday, January 30, 2014 Time: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Where: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 Description: The Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce in partnership with M-1 RAIL and Stacy and Witbeck will host a contractor open house. It will be a chance for attendees to learn more about the bid packages.

TRU Annual Meeting

When: Monday, January 27, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226 Description: Come Learn more at TRU’s Annual Meeting — Find out what the RTA has accomplished so far, what leaders plan for 2014 and your role in building public support for investing in transit. Free event, open to all and refreshments provided. For more information, please visit facebook.com/detroittransit or email TRUmember@DetroitTransit.org. Parking: Available for $5 at the Detroit Opera House Parking Garage RSVP: RSVP by Jan 23rd to 313.963.8872

Public hearing about operating licenses for M-­1 RAIL:

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, with a presentation at 6:00 PM Where: Detroit Public Library, Main Branch 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202 Description: The Michigan Department of Transportation will hold a joint public hearing with the City of Detroit Department of Public Works on their respective Operating License Agreements with M-1 RAIL. Documents:

To leave your comments on either of the Operating License Agreements, please email info@m-1rail.com. Questions and written answers will be posted Monday, February 3, 2014 to www.m-1rail.com. *Note: These responses may change as additional information becomes available as the operating and license agreement in finalized.

Pre-Bid Meeting:

When: Monday, January 14, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Where: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Barth Hall, 4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Hosted by Midtown Detroit, Inc., the focus of the meeting will be on the detailed scopes of the M-1 RAIL Streetcar Project. For more information or to register, click here.

January Community Advisory Meeting: CANCELLED

When: Thursday, January 9, 2014 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

December Community Advisory Meeting:

When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited.

Pre-Bid Meeting:

When: Monday, November 18, 2013 Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Where: Next Energy Center- 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, MI48202 Description: Overview of the M-1 RAIL project with Stacy & Witbeck. For more information, click here.

November Community Advisory Meeting:

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: U-M Detroit Center – 3663 Woodward Ave., North Studio, Detroit, MI 48201 (Free Parking available in structure on Parsons St. between Woodward and Cass Ave.) Description: Open meeting. Space is limited. Meeting Follow-Up: Meeting Notes

October Community Advisory Meeting:

When: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: MSU Detroit Center – 3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 Description: Open meeting. Space is limited. Meeting Follow-Up: Meeting Notes Meeting Questions

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