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August 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this month’s issue:

  • Roads Do Not Pay for Themselves
  • Report on MARP Outreach Activities
  • Kudos to Steve Sobel
  • Tim Fischer Leaves M-1 Rail
  • MI-Operation Lifesaver Receives Grant
  • Upcoming Events
    o   MARP’s 42nd Annual Meeting
    o   3rd Annual Michigan Rail Conference
    o   NARP Fall Council Meeting
    o   Michigan Railroad History Conference
  • News from Indiana and Wisconsin

We hope you enjoy the issue and that you will let us hear your comments and suggestions. If you would like to write a story or suggest an item to be covered, email us at marprail@yahoo.com

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July 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this month’s issue:

  • Michigan lawmakers and Congress grapple with transportation funding issues
  • Round 2 of public engagement meetings scheduled for the Coast-to-Coast rail project July 13-23
  • Information on upcoming meetings including the Michigan Rail Conference in Grand Rapids, a Rail Summit in Wisconsin, the NARP fall meeting in Indianapolis and the biannual Michigan Railroad History Conference in Lansing
  • priority boarding for Legacy Club members at Chicago Union Station; introductory memberships are $10

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June 2015 edition of OnTrack

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The  June issue of ON TRACK is attached. We hope you enjoy. As always, your comments and thoughts are most welcome. If you have a story idea please send it to marprail@yahoo.com.

Please note that this issue includes complete information about the June 20, 2015 MARP membership meeting at The Crossroads Village. Non-members are most welcome to attend. If you plan to attend, please reply to this email with the number in your party. If you would like to carpool to the meeting, please reply to this message. We will do our best to arrange something.

Included in this issue:

  • Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Study, Round 1 public meetings June 9-22, 2015
  • Call for volunteers to help with public meetings for the Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Study
  •  MARP meeting and activities, June 20, 2015 at Crossroads Village
  • PayPal now available on marp.org for joining or renewing your membeship
  • Amtrak Train Days in Michigan
  • Heads up on Amtrak Exhibit Train in Grand Rapids, July 25, 2015
  • The 3rd Annual Michigan Rail Conference – early bird registration open until June 15, 2015
  • Iowa Pacific Holdings and the new Hoosier State
  • Amtrak Honors Veterans

We hope you enjoy the issue and that you will let us hear your comments and suggestions. If you would like to write a story or suggest an item to be covered, email us at marprail@yahoo.com

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May 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this issue:

  • information to help you make an informed decision on Proposition 1 on the May 5th ballot
  • notes on the recent meeting held in the Ypsilanti Freighthouse
  • how you can help with the “Detroit-Holland Rail Ridership and Cost Estimate Study” that has recently gotten underway
  • Amtrak Train Days official kick-off at Chicago Union Station
  • Amtrak Train Days events in Michigan

 

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April 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this issue:

  • Proposal 1 and Passenger Trains
  • Grand Elk Railroad Interchanges with MARP
  • PayPal Now Available on MARP Website
  • How Taxes Collected at the Gas Pump Are Distributed
  • 15 Minutes or Better: A Field Guide to Everyday Transit (a crowdfunding initiative)
  • Amtrak Train Days Events in Michigan
  • MARP Outreach Events Scheduled

We hope you enjoy the issue and that you will let us hear your comments and suggestions. If you would like to write a story or suggest an item to be covered, email us at marprail@yahoo.com

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