QLINE Detroit

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QLINE Detroit - About the QLINE




QLINE is a catalyst for a robust and accessible regional mobility system creating equitable opportunities for all. We connect residents, visitors, and businesses through an exceptional streetcar experience.


M1 Rail

Who Operates

The QLINE began as M-1 RAIL, a non-profit organization formed in 2007 to lead the design, construction, and operation of a 3.3-mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan.

M-1 RAIL is the first major transit project led and funded by both private businesses and philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local governments, the State of Michigan, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. M-1 RAIL construction resulted in over $230 million in rail and other infrastructure on Woodward Avenue. Economic development as a result of M-1 RAIL has been estimated at $8.1 billion dollars.

Today, M-1 RAIL is the operator and managing organization behind the QLINE. Our team of transportation experts, operators, and service people is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for each and every rider.

Our Team

At Your

The QLINE team is constantly engaged in making the streetcar a reliable, comfortable, and convenient way to explore the Woodward Corridor. We are here for you, the riders!

Matt Cullen


Chief Executive Officer

Matthew P. Cullen is the Chairman of JACK Entertainment, the Cleveland-based gaming company which employs more than 1,400 team members and generates $500 million in annual revenues. Cullen has served as the President and CEO of the M-1 RAIL Streetcar initiative since its inception in 2017.

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Lisa Nuszkowski



Lisa Nuszkowski was appointed President of M-1 RAIL in January 2021 and oversaw the QLINE's return to service later that year. She was previously the founder and executive director of MoGo, metro Detroit’s nonprofit bike share system, which serves the city of Detroit and five suburban communities.

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Rachel SchmuhL



With more than 15 years in operations, training and management, Rachel’s career has been dedicated to making transit services run better. She joined M-1 RAIL as general manager in September 2021 and helped transition the system to a locally managed team.

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Ken DiLaura
Chief Financial Officer
Lyle Dungy
Chief Safety Officer
Mark Jones
Operations Manager
Marcus Stewart
Training Manager
Dasia Mack
RTA & Technical Program Manager
Lisa Ledbetter
Administrative Manager
Dan Lijana
Communications Officer
Sommer Woods
External Relations


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Interested in career opportunities with M-1 RAIL? Click below to view our current job postings and available positions.

M-1 RAIL is an equal opportunity employer with a tremendous team, great benefits, and an inclusive company culture!

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