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Register now for MARP’s 2017 Annual Meeting!

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
O’Kelly Banquet Hall
23663 Park St, Dearborn MI 48124
December 2, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Make plans now to attend! This will be a joint meeting with the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, whose executive director, Rick Harnish, will speak about exciting developments that will create a strengthened and expanded passenger train network throughout the Midwest over the next four decades.

MARP will honor John DeLora for his dedicated work over many years to improve Michigan train services and conditions for passengers. John founded MARP in 1973 and served as Chair for many years. He is also a 48 year member of the National Association of Railroad Passengers and served 15 years as Vice-President before his retirement in January this year.

The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a catered luncheon. The registration deadline is November 24, 2017.

COST: $25 per person includes a catered lunch

DEADLINE:  November 24, 2017  is the deadline for registrations


Click the button below to register online using PayPal, a major credit card or a debit card

Or download the mail-in form and send with a personal check payable to MARP, Inc. to:

MARP, Inc.  |  PO BOX 1368  |  OKEMOS MI 48805-1368

ACT NOW! The deadline for registration is November 24.

Prefer registration by U.S. mail? Click on the form below, print it, fill it out and mail along with your check

MARP Annual Mtg 2017 FORM


ATTENTION! MARP meets Oct. 21, 2017 in Grand Rapids

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
10 a.m. – Noon
Grand Rapids Transportation Center
250 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Map & Directions

MARP’s October 21 meeting will be in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Grand Rapids Transportation Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Just to the south of the Transportation Center building and bus canopy is the new Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station.

This meeting will be an opportunity to brainstorm ideas for MARP activities over the next twelve months. Among topics for possible discussion are: recruitment of new members, creative ideas for doing outreach, next steps for the Coast-to-Coast proposal to restore passenger train service connecting Detroit-Ann Arbor-Lansing-Grand Rapids-Holland, and addressing station staffing issues. Your ideas are important to moving forward in the coming year.

You might want to plan to catch The Silver Line, Michigan’s first bus rapid transit line, at the 54th St and Division station. Exit US-131 at 54th St. and go east a few blocks to Division. It appears there is parking on the NE corner of this intersection. The bus will take you to Rapid Central Station.

Following the meeting, we will enjoy lunch (no host) across the street at Founders Brewing, one of several venues that are part of the transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a thriving destination spot.

Some Links to Help You Plan Your Visit

Experience Grand Rapids

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society