The more I think about it the more excited I get about having a light rail or streetcar system connecting downtown Lansing with downtown East Lansing. These two cities really compliment eachother so well and if they could be more integrated the results would be incredible. Lansing has the advantage with adults and young professionals and East Lansing has the advantage when it comes to young adults, higher education and disposable income.
In my mind the track could be reduced to 4.0 miles if you had one end at the proposed East Village site (Bogue and Grand River) in East Lansing and the other end located at the Convention Center in downtown Lansing with 7 stops in total (Convention Center, Sparrow Hospital, Eastside Lansing near The Green Door, Frandor, Brody Complex at Harrison Road, downtown EL near MAC/Abbot, and East Village).
Do you think it'd be successful as far as ridership levels? What about from a return on investment perspective?