Grand Rapids 'Silver Line' ready to break ground
Updated: Thursday, April 11 2013, 12:30 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - After years of planning, the Grand Rapids area's multi-million dollar bus rapid transit Silver Line is taking shape.
Thursday morning, Governor Rick Snyder will taken part in a ceremonial groundbreaking in Wyoming for the $40 million project.
Construction work began last week on the first 33 stations along the Silver Line.
The new line is expected to be an engine of job creation and economic growth.
Once it's operational in 2014, the Silver Line will carry passengers along Division Avenue, between 60th Street in Wyoming and downtown Grand Rapids.
It's supposed to shave 40 percent off of travel times.
Newschannel 3 will have complete coverage of the ceremonial groundbreaking, and will also sit down with Governor Snyder for a one-on-one interview.