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December 7, 5pm: Virtual Member Meeting – MDOT Update

MARP Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 2023
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Via Zoom

MARP is inviting you to take a break from your holiday preparations and “zoom in” to the last membership meeting of the year.

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Brandan Maurer-who is MDOT’s Chief Railroad Engineer. He will bring us up to date on the work MDOT completed on the Wolverine line during the 2023 season, as well as what is planned for next year’s construction season.

Join Zoom Meeting Here
Meeting ID: 869 6409 8970
Passcode: 188371

Or you may phone in using a phone number in your area.

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   +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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        Meeting ID: 869 6409 8970
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Or Join by Phone
1 267-415-6788
PIN: 734228452

State of Michigan Presents Tribute to MARP

A highlight of MARP’s 50th Annual Meeting held at Durand Union Station on October 14, 2023 was a formal Tribute presentation honoring MARP for 50 years of advocacy for passenger train service in our state. The Tribute, pictured below, was presented to John DeLora and John Guidinger, founding chair, and current chair, respectively, of MARP by Em Lefko, Chief of Staff for State Senator Veronica Klinefelt.

Sen Klinefelt was successful in including $20 million in the FY2024 budget to help further the development of enhanced speed train service across Michigan. Thanks go to Steve Vagnozzi, MARP Governmental Affairs Coordinator, for seeking this legislative tribute. In his meetings with legislators this year he has found good support for passenger rail.