Deal to build Detroit bridge plaza is near: a top U.S. official says
A deal is close to fund a $250-million customs plaza required for a planned Detroit River bridge crossing, the Obama administration’s top homeland security official said.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Lansing, said in a recent interview that she expected the Canadian government would agree to finance the U.S. customs plaza. Toll revenue would be used to reimburse the Canadian government for advancing the funds.
Speaking about the planned Detroit River bridge crossing, Stabenow said, “I think we should give a big thanks for the Canadians being willing to step up. … We have a very willing partner. I don’t see other realistic options at this point.”
Cited an unnamed Canadian government source, Canada’s Globe & Mail newspaper reported on Tuesday that tolls from vehicles would be used to pay for the $250 million toll plaza under the proposed deal that is under consideration by Ottawa, Washington and Michigan state authorities.
The Canadian government could also pay the money up front to make sure it would not miss a scheduled 2020 completion of the New International Trade Crossing over the Detroit River.
The New International Trade Crossing, which would connect the Canadian City of Windsor with Michigan’s Motor City, would be a second span over the Detroit River. The Canadian government in partnership with private contractors is ready to provide at least $1.8 billion for the project.
Stabenow added that there had been discussions about making a formal announcement sometime next month.
- Hybrids and fuel cells will stay competitive with EVs up to 2050: Toyota
- Waymo announces another $2.5 billion in funding from latest investment round
- Propella 4.0 7-speed e-bike brings numerous upgrades over previous version
- EPA range ratings for Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo released
- Tesla Model S Plaid comes with new, much more efficient electric motor technology
New Zealand News
- German automaker Volkswagen invests $620 million in Northvolt to secure EV battery supply
- Top places to see in Singapore
- Xpeng enjoys 483% year-over-year jump in May 2021 deliveries; thanks to robust sale of P7
- Tesla offering new discounts & perks in China amid negative press
- Electric Vehicle Council slams Victoria Government for proposed punitive mileage tax on electric cars
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has...Read More
American gaming and hospitality giant Boyd Gaming...Read More
An American citizen who had boasted in front of an...Read More
Pushing the long-awaited Chicago casino project...Read More
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect a...Read More
Tech biggie Google’s recent filing with the US...Read More