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January 2015 edition of OnTrack

January 2015 edition of OnTrack

Click here to save this file or to view it as a PDF in full screen. We welcome in the New Year with: the lame duck legislature's actions on road funding a report on the MARP executive committee retreat a look at the new Troy Transit Center CSX's "Oyster Express" Transit Riders United annual meeting coming up Amtrak's Midwest Wint… ...
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Save 20% on Amtrak tickets

Save 20% on Amtrak tickets

Amtrak is offering discounts on select routes in Michigan beginning January 5, 2015: Book your travel now through March 30, 2015, for travel January 5 through March 31, 2015, to save. Your trip could take you to shimmering shores of Lake Michigan or Lake Huron, or bring you as far as Grand Rapids or Detroit. Travel the following routes, includi… ...
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MARP meets Jan. 10, 2015 at REO Town Depot in Lansing

MARP meets Jan. 10, 2015 at REO Town Depot in Lansing

MARP Member Meeting Sat., Jan. 10, 2015 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Former GTW Depot, now the REO Town Depot Lansing Board of Water & Light 1205 S. Washington Ave Lansing MI 48910 Map & Directions MARP’s first meeting of the New Year promises to be a memorable one. Bob Johnston, well-known to us for his interesting articles in TRAINS Magazine will be our very special speaker. We expect to hear his insights on such Midwest  issues as the Hoosier state, the South-of-the-Lake project, and the possibility of Talgo trains in Michigan, as well as thoughts on the future of Amtrak’s long… ...
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M-1 Rail details winter work schedule

M-1 Rail details winter work schedule

From Crain's Detroit Business: The orange barrels making for a traffic slalom course on Woodward Avenue north of Grand Circus Park will continue through the winter for M-1 Rail streetcar construction in Detroit, the project said today. Work will include continued construction on freeway overpasses and underground utility relocation, M-1 C… ...
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M-1 Rail receives second phase of federal tax credit funding

M-1 Rail receives second phase of federal tax credit funding

From Crain's Detroit Business: The second phase of $8 million in federal New Markets Tax Credit funding for the $137 million M-1 Rail streetcar project in downtown Detroit has been received. The first round was received earlier this year, according to a news release. New Markets investors receive over seven years tax credits equal to 3… ...
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Amtrak adds more Wolverine trains for Christmas-New Years travel period

Amtrak adds more Wolverine trains for Christmas-New Years travel period

Amtrak is adding 12 additional Wolverine Service trains between Michigan and Chicago to provide expanded December and January holiday travel options. Amtrak will offer an additional eastbound and westbound Wolverine Service train daily between Chicago and Ann Arbor from Dec.26, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2014. Passengers should book their tickets now… ...
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December 2014 edition of OnTrack

December 2014 edition of OnTrack

Click here to save this file or to view it as a PDF in full screen. Inside you'll find: Hometown Christmas celebration at Niles Amtrak station on Saturday, December 6 Christmas Dinner at the Historic Durand Union Station, December 12 Trans4M Advocacy Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, December 10 Public Comment Due December 19 on Chicago-D… ...
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Open house Dec. 15, 2014 at the new Dearborn Amtrak station

Open house Dec. 15, 2014 at the new Dearborn Amtrak station

The city of Dearborn is hosting an open house 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at the John Dingell Transit Center, 21201 Michigan Ave. The new 16,000-square-foot facility is the first of many steps to boost intermodal transportation and encourage more people to take the train when they travel. The transit center was funded entirely with… ...
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First train pulls out of new Dearborn Amtrak station

First train pulls out of new Dearborn Amtrak station

From Detroit Free Press: As Wolverine Train No. 351 to Chicago left Dearborn this morning, the Rev. John Koski was there, waving as it pulled away from the platform after picking up 68 passengers at the new John D. Dingell Transit Center shortly after 7 a.m. Koski, 64, of Dearborn and associate pastor of the city's Springwells Church, was… ...
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The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers, Inc. (MARP)
was established in 1973 as a consumer advocacy group to:

• improve intercity rail and bus passenger service,
• improve local transit service,
• and encourage the preservation of historic railroad stations.

Support our efforts by becoming a member of MARP. Just fill out the membership form (JPG or PDF) and mail it with payment to MARP, P.O. Box 510842, Livonia, MI 48151-6842.