The North-South Commuter Rail Line (also known as WALLY, after the counties - Washtenaw and Livingston – it would pass through) is a proposed 27-mile long north-south commuter rail service that would connect Ann Arbor and Howell, with several intermediate stops. N-S Rail is being investigated as a way to provide a transit option for travel between Howell and Ann Arbor, to ease traffic congestion in the corridor along US-23, and to promote sound economic development and job creation in the region. This effort is being undertaken as part of TheRide’s research and development program, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Transportation, and with the support of a number of government and business leaders, area residents and other community groups that have worked for several years to facilitate the on-going investigation into, and development of, this project.
Friends of WALLY
A community-based project advocacy group has emerged for those interested in bringing WALLY to fruition. See http://friendsofwally.com/ for more information.