Saturday, September 8, 10 am – 2 pm
Durand Union Station
200 Railroad St, Durand MI 48429
MARP Members and the interested public:
By now you should have received in the mail a notice for the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Annual Meeting to be held at Durand Union Station at 10am, September 8, 2007. This will serve as a reminder for this important meeting. If you have not received the mail notice, please click here to download a registration form.
Our Keynote Speaker will be State Representative Hoon-Yung Hopgood, Chair of the House Transportation Committee. His committee, its Public Transit Subcommittee, and the House-Senate Transit Caucus serve as important venues in Lansing for rail passengers to voice their support for continued and expanded intercity passenger rail service.
MARP Executive Director John DeLora will present a preview of a great presentation he has prepared for the upcoming Michigan Railroad Historical Conference. John’s presentation addresses the history of passenger rail in Michigan, with focus on Amtrak and MARP.
MARP will also be unveiling its passenger rail vision for Michigan, which compliments the vision recently announced for the Amtrak national system by the National Association of Railroad Passengers.
We will hold a short business meeting which will include the election of officers for the 2007-2009 term.
The Annual Meeting is always an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and meet new people involved with passenger rail. The cost is $20 per person, and is open to members and non-members. A catered meal will be served.
I hope to see you in Durand on September 8.