Join us June 16 at Durand Union Station

MARP Members:
Please join us on Saturday, June 16, 2007 for the MARP Member Meeting in Durand, Michigan. We are meeting at the Durand Union Station, which is located off Main Steet (Grand Blanc Road) just east of town. Take Main Street east to Russell Street, south to Ann Arbor Street, the west to the station. The meeting will begin at 10 am.

I am pleased to announce that Mike Bagwell, President of Great Lakes Central Railroad, will be the guest speaker at MARP’s June 16 meeing at Durand Union Station. Mr. Bagwell will speak about his railroad’s involvement in the proposed Ann Arbor-Howell regional passenger rail plan and other passenger rail issues.

As always, we will be discussing and reporting on issues important to Michigan passenger rail. The Durand Union Station is also one of the better train-watching spots. Attendance at the meeting is free. Dress code is casual. Click HERE for the meeting agenda. The minutes of previous meetings are available by clicking HERE.

One of the items of business this time will be developing nominations for the Executive Committee for this September’s election. As a volunteer organization, we understand that people have busy lives and limited time to spend with advocacy efforts. Terms of office are therefore kept relatively short and requests for people’s time are kept at reasonable levels. If you are interested in being more involved with passenger rail, this is the meeting to attend.

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. If your membership is paid up for 2007, you should have received the Spring 2007 newspaper in the mail. If you did not receive it, your membership is most likely not paid for 2007.

I hope to see you in Durand on June 16.

Michael Whims