Today is (a beautiful) Friday, May 20, 2016, and the Regional Transit Authority wants to give life to a long-stalled Ann Arbor to Detroit commuter rail line that would connect the cities’ downtowns. The 38-mile line has been discussed for more than a decade but was in need of a funding source, which they say could be folded into a millage.

If the rail finally became reality, would you use it? Is it worth the money? Let us know what you think in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.

Here's what else is making news today:

Cabrera flips lids

Uber driver in court

Journalism teacher under fire

  • A man who taught journalism at Central Michigan University has been charged with possessing child pornography, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday. Mark Ranzenberger is accused of possessing 1,000 images of child porn and is charged with possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

Larkin for grand marshall

Shipping container restaurant

Sports roundup

Weekend fun

  • It's the weekend and it's supposed to come with some great weather. But if you aren't planning to spend every moment outside in the sun, here are some other fun things you can do

No joke

A memory for a lifetime

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