It appears that the push for light rail continues throughout many communities. Even in LA were the Metro was sued in order to increase bus service, is now stuck with trying to move to light rail after laying down BRT in various places. When capacity is needed, going to BRT is not a smart move. The Orange Line being a prime example, as a line that prevents ridership because it is at capacity, and was theoretically built because of the lawsuit. (Wad, maybe you can add some specifics to that for me) But anyway, look like South LA is bound for the flanged wheel.
But Detroit, is a completely different situation. They actually have $125 Million in private money that has been put up for their $430 million dollar line. Currently they’re working on a Federal Match.