June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Danny West, a street light installer for Stateline Construction, and Odis Jones, chief executive officer of the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit, talk with Bloomberg's Chris Christoff about the city's
initiative to replace broken or dimmed street lights.
About 8,100 brighter light-emitting-diode lamps have been installed since February in two pilot areas, with another 56,000 to go citywide. The initiative, aided by a White House advisory group, has elicited an outpouring of gratitude from residents who have watched block after block fade out during decades of decline. (Source: Bloomberg)