Re: Tear the roof off: Silverdome to be split into concert hall, indoor arena, soccer-specific stadi I remember them looking at a study a few years ago about relieving traffic issues in the city (knowing what I know now, traffic in Detroit is a cakewalk compared to the epic cluster**** that is Miami or the 8 million people that work in and around DC). They mentioned in that study that over 93% of the Detroit area drive themselves to work. So, if you estimate back then that the workforce was about 3 million, 2.79 million people drove themselves to work. That's a lot of cars, and Detroit is unlike any other city in the percentage of people who drive themselves to work. Commuter rails will come around, but Detroit will take some time to adapt. The rail lines will have to be built and then walking communities will then adapt to those lines. But, it will take decades, not seasons, for that to be accomplished. In the end, it will be a great thing for tourism, convenience and traffic relief.