MARP Meeting May 10, 2008 in Holland

MARP members and supporters,

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers will meet this month at the Padnos Transportation Center in Holland, MI. The Saturday, May 10, meeting begins at 10 a.m.

We will hear remarks by Al McGeehan, who, in addition to serving as the Mayor of Holland, is an enthusiastic supporter of passenger trains. Mayor Al has a passionate interest in studying and collecting artifacts from the time of the American Civil War and has lectured and written on the subject.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of proposals relating to the rail crossing of the Detroit River between the U.S. and Canada as well as a continuation of the discussion of possible infrastructure projects that could qualify for funding under a new federal grant program to the states.

Following the meeting we will adjourn to the New Holland Brewing Company for a no-host lunch and some casual conversation.

Meetings are informal and anyone with an interest in train travel is welcome to attend. The Tulip Time Festival will be in full swing, so plan to stay around to enjoy the fun. If you would like to carpool with someone from your area, please email and we’ll try to match you up with someone.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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The Padnos Transportation Center (train and bus depot) is located at 171 Lincoln Avenue Holland, MI 49423 (intersection of Lincoln and E. 8th). Parking is east of the depot, across the railroad tracks.

The Tulip Time Festival recommends tuning your dial to CB/Channel 9 or 530 AM for information about local traffic patterns.

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