Next MARP Member Meeting is in Holland, Mich. on May 12, 2007

MARP Members:
Please join us on Saturday, May 12, 2007 for the MARP Member Meeting in Holland, Michigan. We are meeting at the Padnos Transportation Center (Amtrak station), 171 Lincoln Ave. A map is provided at the MARP website in the “meetings” section. Free parking is available across the tracks from the station in the annex parking lot which located at 261 East 8th Street. The meeting will begin at 10 am.

Our previous two monthly meetings, held in Kalamazoo and Royal Oak, experienced some of the best attendance we have seen in years. As always, we will be discussing and reporting on issues important to Michigan passenger rail, with a special report this time on the CSX Transportation activities on its route from Plymouth, MI to Porter, IN which includes the route of the Pere Marquette. Our meeting in Holland also coincides with Tulip Time. We have arranged reservations at the New Holland Brewing Company for ordering your lunch off the menu after the meeting, and watching the Tulip Time parade for those interested.

Attendance at the meeting is free. Dress code is casual. The agenda for the meeting will be posted at about a week prior to the meeting. Minutes of previous meetings are posted at the website.

If you haven’t renewed your MARP membership for 2007, please do so as soon as possible. If you did not receive a renewal card in the mail, email Our primary expense is the Michigan Passenger newspaper, which we would like to continue publishing regularly. You should have received the Spring, 2007 issue in the mail by now.

I hope to see you in Holland on May 12.

Michael Whims