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April 2016 edition of OnTrack

We hope you enjoy our new issue. And don’t forget that we like to hear from you. Do you have story ideas? Would you like to write one of your own? Let us know!

Here’s a PDF version of the newsletter: ontrack_55

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March 2016 edition of OnTrack

We hope you enjoy our new issue. And don’t forget that we like to hear from you. Do you have story ideas? Would you like to write one of your own? Let us know!

The March issue includes:
  • details of the 12 March meeting in Howell, featuring a WALLY update and a report on the recently released Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Ridership and Cost Estimate study
  • more information on the Coast-to-Coast study
  • recent developments aimed at easing border crossings for train passengers
  • upcoming meetings of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, WisARP, and the Eastern Border Transportation Coalition
  • news briefs on Chicago Union Station and DDOT service expansions
  • Transport Action Canada celebrates 40 years

Here’s a PDF version of the newsletter: ontrack_54

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MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS

February 2016 edition of OnTrack

The winter doldrums have delayed this issue of ON TRACK. We hope we will be forgiven
and that you will find this an informative issue.

  • Amtrak vs. the Host Railroads (STB taking comments through 22 Feb on “preference”)
  • Tim Hoeffner, MDOT Office of Rail, on Michigan’s Accelerated Rail Program
  • Amtrak’s Midwest Winter Warm-up Sale Promotes Travel to Michigan Winter Festivals
  • WALLY on the Agenda for MARP Meeting in Howell on March 12
  • MARP Welcomes New Members and Thanks Contributors
  • New East Lansing Station Opens for Train Passengers

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MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS

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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