Subway service between Detroit, Windsor? It's all just fantasy
Metro Detroit is one of the most spread out regions in the U.S.
Other than the tiny People Mover that services the city's downtown core and an Amtrak station, it doesn't have any useful rail transit.
That simply isn't enough for Jackson Woods, a PhD student in Political Science at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
While stuck in traffic on an interstate after leaving a baseball game at Comerica Park, he created what's known as a "fantasy subway map" of Metro Detroit.
The unique part of his fantasy map is that it includes a subway line that crosses the the Detroit River to a number of points in Windsor, including the Windsor International Airport.
"It's a pretty extensive map. I was trying to be optimistic," Woods said.
The map includes seven lines and 240 km of track.
"I didn't think it'd be a complete map without Windsor," Woods said. "I've always associated Detroit with the Canadian border and Windsor on the other side. Including Windsor was the natural thing to do."
Windsor Morning host Tony Doucette reached Woods in Beijing, where's he's doing research.
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking the audio box in the upper left corner.