MARP meeting in Kalamazoo Oct. 18

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October 18, 2008, 11 am
Metro Transit Center
530 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3638
(269) 337-8222
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What an extraordinary time for passenger trains! People are flocking to the rails in response to rising gasoline costs and environmental concerns. Congress has recently authorized funding for Amtrak at double the amounts seen in recent years while calling for a new emphasis on corridors such as the Detroit to Chicago route. There is reason for optimism.

The MARP meeting on Saturday will focus on the opportunities on the horizon and what we, as an advocacy organization, can do to realize some long standing goals. Please bring your ideas and your enthusiasm and help us plan our activities for the next few months. Your participation is more important than ever.

Click HERE for the agenda.

Our meetings are informal and open to all interested persons. Following the business meeting, we will enjoy conversation over a no-host lunch at a nearby restaurant.

If you would like to carpool with others from your area, please reply to this email and we’ll put you in touch with your Regional Chair.

See you Saturday!

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The Kalamazoo Metro Transit facility which is immediately across the tracks from the Kalamazoo Amtrak Station. Wolverine Train #351 from Detroit metro is scheduled to arrive at 10:24am, which should give us ample time to get settled and start the meeting by 11 am. If you travel on the Blue Water Train #365, arriving at 9:41am, you might like to walk 2 1/2 blocks east on Kalamazoo Avenue to the former Grand Rapids and Indiana track where you will see the Water Street Coffee Joint on the south side of the street – great place to coffee and muffins or other delectables!

Directions to Metro Transit Center: