Troy rejects plan for $8M transit center

Published On: Dec 20 2011 02:33:23 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 20 2011 01:02:54 PM EST
TROY, Mich. -

City leaders in Troy have rejected plans for a more than $8 million, federally funded transportation center.
City Council voted 4-3 Monday night on the proposal for the center, which had been in the works for a decade.
The city of Birmingham withdrew from the project earlier this year.
Supporters of the project said the planned transit center would be key in improving mass transit in the area.
Opponents called the center a waste of tax dollars.
Troy Mayor Janice Daniels noted Monday that she and some council members campaigned on a pledge to block plans for the transit center.