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Billionaires for Mass Transit

Posted to MichiganNow.org on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dan Doctoroff has earned alot of knowledge, influence and money in New York City. But he’s a 1976 graduate Birmingham Seaholm. He came to Detroit last week with part of Wall Street and the White House. He served his friend Mike Bloomberg as deputy mayor for 8 years. Then he took over Bloomberg’s $9 billion a year company Bloomberg News. He told Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus that if the state wants to attract successful people, politicians need to think big and take risks.

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Daniel L. Doctoroff and his friend Michael I. Bloomberg at an event put on by Doctoroff's brother Tom who runs The J. Walter Thompson ad firm in Shanghai.

Daniel L. Doctoroff and his friend Michael I. Bloomberg at an event put on by Doctoroff's brother Tom who runs The J. Walter Thompson ad firm in Shanghai.

Bloomberg pushed for hybrid taxis to replace regular V-8 gas engines that often were left running to wait for customers at the curb. An idling engine pollutes just as much as one powering a car at 70 m.p.h.

Bloomberg pushed for hybrid taxis to replace regular V-8 gas engines that often were left running to wait for customers at the curb. An idling engine pollutes just as much as one powering a car at 70 m.p.h.

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A number 2 train running under Manhattan.

A number 2 train running under Manhattan.

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