Detroit-Windsor rail tunnel project put on hold

A $400 million effort to build a new rail tunnel underneath the Detroit River has been placed on indefinite hold. The postponement of the project comes after private-sector backers cited an insufficient business case for the tunnel. John Taylor, chair of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Wayne State's School of Business, has for years been skeptical about the project.  “It’s very difficult financially because there’s so little traffic that doesn’t fit now,” he told Crain's Detroit Business this month. “It’s just hard to justify the financing. Until we get to the point most of the container traffic does not fit, it’s just hard to justify a new railroad tunnel. I think it’s up in the air. The business case is very difficult.”

Crain's Detroit Business