Not even a few years ago - just last fall the Orion Twp and Village of Orion shot down the proposal even before we got approval for sound testing and a demonstration ride. Oakland County P&R staff are supportive of the project, and the DNR is willing to go along with it. The next steps are local township review, a demonstration event including sound testing, and then another trip to the county P&R commissioners. I think this one has a better chance of approval based on the location, but anything can happen.
The demonstration event is planned for late summer and will be invite-only - the invite list will be created from the SnoFari 2014 participant list, but if successful will lead to a run (hopefully in the fall) that will be open to the public. The Oakland County folks should be ready for a press release etc by late this week or early next week, so stay tuned.
Paul - 2005 Wrangler Unlimited