Map: Detroit Rapid Transit System 1920s

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I’ve gotten flak for posting many of the fantasy transit maps of Detroit, but I think the fact that there have been so many fantasy transit plans speaks to the enormity of the issue that our metro area hasn’t solved since the 1950s.

There is no date for this map, but I think it is one of the more beautiful representations of regional transit as proposed by the Michigan Elevated Railway Company. My guess is during the 1920s when the Michigan Elevated Railway Co. was in operation and the Ford Blast Furnaces were built.

Source: Digital Collections – Burton Historical Collections

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