Spring 2006 MARP member newsletter

Spring 2006 stories include:

  • The Faster, the Better – An approval from the Federal Railroad Administration could mean faster trains in Michigan
  • Bush Administration proposes $900 million for Amtrak
  • Supporters Rally to Restore Amtrak Funding – Attention is focused on Michigan Senator Shirley Johnson
  • Planners Approve of Train Station – Lawsuit on parking spaces places new passenger service in New Buffalo on hold
  • Upgrading History – Renovation of Lapeer’s former Grand Trunk Western station begins
  • “Now That’s a Train!”
  • Closing Announcement Turns Out False – Fliers stating the Niles station to close were not official
  • Wheels on the Bus may be Returning to Town – Intercity buses to possibly return to the new Kalamazoo Transportation Center
  • Alternatives Include Commuter Rail – MARP files comments on the Ann Arbor-to-Detroit Rapid Transit Study
  • Chairman’s Corner: Moving Michigan Forward
  • The Long View: It’s Different Now
  • Bound for Mo-Town – Special train and equipment head for Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan

Published quarterly, The Michigan Passenger serves as the official publication of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers. Copies of the publication can be found at every Amtrak station in the state of Michigan as well as locations having interest in passenger rail such as local libraries, hobby stores and city halls. To receive this publication at your home or business, you must become a member of MARP. Join by filling out the application in the About MARP section of this website.