Posted September 16, 2018 06:09:10The Detroit metro region has seen more than 40% of its cars painted a black shade since 2015.
The state of Michigan, however, still has not decided whether to include all-black cars on all lines in 2019.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Wayne County Executive Ed Ryan said the city of Detroit has already decided whether it will include all black cars on the Detroit Metro.
“I’m going to let the city and the region decide,” Ryan said.
Detroit has had a mixed track record in terms of the color of its trains.
It has only been in the past decade that black trains have been painted white, which has led to widespread criticism from riders and commuters.
The Detroit Metro also has struggled to keep track of how many black cars are on each train.
According to a new report, the region has 657,890 cars on average, and that number has not changed since the city started its fleet-wide black-car program in 2015.
Since then, the metro has received 4.6 million black cars, but the number has dropped by more than a third.
While Detroit has a lot of black cars already, it still has a long way to go.
To make up for lost time, the state of California and its transit agencies plan to install black-and-white stripes on all new cars.