MARP Membership Meeting
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10 a.m. – Noon
John D. Dingell Transit Center (Amtrak Station)
21201 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124
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The April 6 MARP membership meeting will be a unique opportunity to make our voices heard as Michigan embarks on a 2-year transportation planning process dubbed Michigan Mobility 2045. The Michigan State Long Range Transportation Plan (SLRTP) that will result from the MM2045 process will establish priorities to guide development of the state’s transportation network over the next three decades. This is best time for us to let MDOT know what mobility means to us: more trains and transit as part of an interconnected network that includes all modes and is accessible to all regardless of age, physical ability, or income level.
Our featured speaker will be Brad Sharlow, the project manager for Michigan Mobility 2045. He will explain the process and goals of a new approach that will roll planning for all movement of people and goods into a single document. The resulting plan, as envisioned by MDOT, “will be a multi-modal effort that integrates all transportation modes, operators, and users.” Sharlow’s presentation will allow ample time for Q & A as well as brainstorming that will be recorded to become part of the official record of public and stakeholder input.
Please make plans now to attend this important membership meeting. If you would like to arrange carpooling with someone in your area, please send an email to us at email@example.com and we will do our best to find you a ride.
One Bourbon Lounge
608 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5329
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers, the only inter-city transportation advocacy group in the state of Michigan, is happy to present Elaine S. Wilson, the creator of “Charting the Wolverine” as a guest speaker in a unique fund raiser and networking event. You can preview Ms. Wilson’s work at https://www.elaineswilson.com/charting-the-wolverine/
This is a unique event bringing together art and the critical issues of our state’s infrastructure. Enjoy the presentation, the lovely One Bourbon Lounge, some of the best cocktails in the city [cash bar], and meeting fellow art enthusiasts, transit wonks, rail fans, and history buffs.
There is no charge for a ticket, but a ticket is required. Please consider a donation of at least $15 with your ticket. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET.
The MARP event is scheduled during ArtPrize 10, taking place in Grand Rapids Sept. 19 – Oct. 7, 2018. This international art competition last year drew 500,000 visitors and artists from around the world. A unique feature is that one of the two top prizes of $200,000 is awarded entirely on votes by the public. ArtPrize is free and open to the public and takes place in venues—indoors and out-of-doors—all around downtown Grand Rapids. Visit www.ArtPrize.org for complete information on planning your visit.
Effective Saturdays and Sundays, May 5 – 27, 2018
Amtrak is providing extra service between the Chicago area and points in Michigan for the Tulip Festival in Holland and the Senior PGA Golf Tournament in St. Joseph.
- On May 5 and 12, Trains 374 and 375 will operate an extra round trip between Chicago and Holland to offer service to and from the Tulip Festival.
- On May 26, Trains 377 and 378 will operate an extra round trip between Chicago and St. Joseph, Michigan for the Senior PGA Golf Tournament, stopping at Graham Road, which is walking distance to the golf course.
- These extra trains will make an additional stop at Hammond-Whiting on the above dates to accommodate passengers attending both events.
Sundays May 6, 13 and 27
Train 371 will make an extra station stop at Hammond-Whiting to accommodate passengers wishing to stay overnight after the events and return to the Chicago area the next day.