The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers, Inc. (MARP) is looking for a new Regional Chair for its East/Central region. The regional chair tracks issues along Amtrak’s Blue Water route from Battle Creek east through East Lansing, Durand, Flint, Lapeer and Port Huron and attempts to resolve them, either directly or by reporting them to MARP’s Executive Committee, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) or Amtrak.

Issues may include on-time performance of passenger trains, cleanliness of passenger trains and stations, and promotion of Amtrak’s Blue Water train service. The regional chair also serves on the committee that determines the best way to expand Amtrak’s Blue Water promotion funds allotted by MDOT and coordinates distribution of MARP’s quarterly published newsletter The Michigan Passenger in the East/Central region of the state. The regional chair also serves on the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Executive Committee.

Like all MARP positions, this is a volunteer position. Serving in such a role is an ideal way to help the state of Michigan rebuild its passenger rail and connecting intercity motorcoach network.

If you are interested, please contact MARP Chairman John DeLora at: or (313) 575-6608.