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Public Roads

Winter 2018
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Vol. 81 No. 4
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Detroit's QLINE electric streetcar, launched in 2017, is the outcome of an unprecedented public-private partnership providing a model for regional collaboration. The project is an example of the innovative technologies, methods, and processes encouraged by FHWA to improve the Nation's transportation system. FHWA is also exploring innovations like drones and alternative contracting methods.