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January 2016 edition of OnTrack

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This month’s ON TRACK features important information about the Surface Transportation Board’s proposed rulemaking on on-time performance. You are urged to submit your comments on this very important matter before 8 February 2016. You will find helpful information and instructions in the issue for filing electronically. Former MARP Chair John DeLora has offered to answer any questions you may have. Phone him at at 313-575-6608.

Also in this issue:

  • New Executive Committee Appointments
  • MARP’s 2016 Budget Approved
  • 20% off Michigan Train Travel through 31 March
  • Wolverine Corridor Coalition Meeting in Battle Creek
  • Time to Renew Your MARP Membership
  • Friends of Wally to Meet
  • 1225 Leads the North Pole Express on a Snowy Day

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December 2015 edition of OnTrack

Your December issue of ON TRACK: The E-Bulletin of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers is here.
The MARP Executive Committee wishes all of you a safe and joyous Holiday Season.

This issue includes notes from the recent member meeting in Okemos and a welcome to the 43 new members who have joined us in 2015.

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November 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this month’s issue:

You will want to open up the November issue right away since it is chock-full of time-sensitive events and articles. Also this is the only announcement you will get regarding the important MARP Member Meeting on November 21 at which a vote will be taken on proposed revisions to the Bylaws.

  • MDOT Webinar on State Long-Range Transportation Plan, Thursday, Nov 12
  • National Passenger Day of Action, Friday, Nov 13
  • Trans4M Regional Transit Workshop in Lansing, Friday, Nov 13
  • Midwest High Speed Rail Luncheon, Speaker on Toronto’s Union Pearson Express Train, Friday, Nov 13
  • Lansing Model Train Show, Sunday, Nov 15
  • MARP Member Meeting, Saturday, Nov 21, Okemos Public Library
  • Report of Member Meeting in Mt. Pleasant
  • Wrap-up on Final Coast-to-Coast Public Engagement Meetings
  • Good News on Transit Ridership and Ballot Issue

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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October 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this month’s issue:

  • NARP President & CEO Receives Enthusiastic Response at MARP Annual Meeting
  • MDOT’s Robert Kuehne Honored After Long Career
  • Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Study Wraps Up Public Engagement Meetings
  • New Meetings Coordinator Seeking Your Suggestions for Venues & Speakers
  • A Clever Idea for Asking Congress To Keep Food Service on Trains
  • Volunteers Needed for Lansing & Grand Rapids Train Show

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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September 2015 edition of OnTrack

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Included in this month’s issue:

We hope you will enjoy the reports on the recent Michigan Rail Conference held at Grand Valley State University. You will also learn about the next round of public meetings for the Coast-to-Coast rail project. These will engage students at five campuses beginning at GVSU on September 30. And be sure to follow the links to stories about the inaugural run of the new Hoosier State train which features dining in a full length dome car and other amenities.

 The Michigan Statewide Transit Study, funded through a Veterans Transit Community Living Initiative (VTCLI) grant, is looking at regional gaps in mobility, particularly for special-needs populations; barriers and opportunities to meeting these needs; and identifying actions that can be taken by local transportation providers and Michigan 2-1-1 to increase mobility. Visit the website register for the workshop being held in your area.

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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