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Recorded Presentation: Chicago Access Program


High Speed Rail Alliance

“This presentation covers the Chicago Access Program, a group of high-impact projects that will increase capacity and improve reliability for trains entering and exiting Chicago. Amtrak is taking the lead on this program that will improve Chicago Union Station, create more routes into the city and open up a variety of new service options. They have already applied for a Mega Grant and partnered with stakeholders who will help fund this $850 million project.

In this video we break down the projects included in the Chicago Access Program, explain why it will impact train service far beyond Chicago, and how it sets the stage for additional improvements to our national rail network.

Video link:

Learn more about the Chicago Access Program on our website”

Register now for the 48th Annual MARP Meeting scheduled for Oct. 9, 2021

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
First Congregational Church,
120 N Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
09 October 2021     10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Make plans now to attend! Our featured speaker is Mr. Derrick James, Amtrak Governmental Affairs, who will tell us what Amtrak’s 2035 Vision has in store for Michigan.

We look forward to our first in-person meeting in some time. However, due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, we do ask that those planning to attend be fully vaccinated.

The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a catered luncheon. The registration deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021.


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

ACT NOW! The deadline for online registration is Friday, Oct.1.

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

MARP, Inc.  |  c/o Jean Merckel
33373 Hampshire Road  |  Livonia, MI 48154-2952