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MARP Meeting at MSU Detroit Center is on Saturday, April 21, 2018

MARP Meeting at MSU Detroit Center
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
3408 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Map & Directions

MARP is inviting students, in particular, and the public, in general, to join us in a discussion of public transportation issues in SE Michigan. Leading our discussion will be two of Detroit’s leading advocates for transportation choice and equity. Megan Owens is the Executive Director of Transportation Riders United, otherwise known as TRU, which has been at the forefront of efforts to make true regional transportation a reality. Joel Batterman is Coordinator for Motor City Freedom Riders, an organization founded on the belief that transportation is freedom and that freedom of mobility for all can be won through the power of grassroots community organizing.

The discussion is timely, given the recent announcement of a revised regional transportation plan that may be put before the voters in November. Prominent features of the proposal are commuter rail service between Detroit and Ann Arbor, the addition of fifteen high-frequency regional routes, fifteen express routes for commuter and airport service, and infrastructure improvements along five premium routes to increase reliability. Read the full proposal here and view the map.

We encourage all our members in the Metro Detroit area to make a special effort to be with us for this important discussion. And we challenge each of you to bring a friend with you. Following the meeting, we will hop on the QLINE streetcar to see what’s happening along Woodward Ave.

Free parking is available in the secure MSU lot on the corner of Cass and Stimson, one block west of the MSU Detroit Center. Free and metered street parking is also available on side streets surrounding the facility.

MARP meets Jan. 27, 2018 in Haslett

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Haslett Public Library
1590 Franklin Street, Haslett MI 48840
Map & Directions

MARP’s first meeting of 2018 will be held on Saturday, January 27, at the Haslett Public Library.  Please note that the meeting will begin at 10:30 am, a half hour later than usual. As has been our custom for the first meeting of the new year, Tim Hoeffner, MDOT Office of Rail, will update us on developments for passenger trains in Michigan and the Midwest, as well as what to look forward to in 2018.

The meeting will also feature a panel discussion on Engaging Younger Generations in Passenger Rail Advocacy.

MARP regrets that we are no longer able to obtain the favorable terms that allowed us to gather, in recent years, at the Grand Trunk Western Depot in Lansing to kick off our activities for the year ahead.