The Michigan By Rail Public Forum in East Lansing will be held on July 8, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The forum will be held in the basement of The People’s Church, which is located at 200 West Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI, 48823.
Hosts for the East Lansing Michigan By Rail forum will include Michigan State Representatives Mark Meadows, with others to be announced.
The federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) requires states to prepare state rail plans in order to receive federal rail grants. The Michigan Department of Transportation is in the early stages of putting Michigan ’s rail plan together. Public participation and input is a requirement of a successful state rail plan.
In the summer and fall, 2010, the Michigan Environmental Council, the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers and partner organizations will convene a series of public forums throughout the state in an effort to engage Michigan citizens in a discussion about their vision for the state’s passenger and freight rail system.