Spring 2007 MARP member newsletter

Spring 2007 stories include:

  • Record Ridership – Amtrak ridership in Michigan reaches all-time high
  • Amtrak Contract Renewed –Increased ridership and revenues from 2006 decreases funding for Fiscal Year 2007
  • Commuter Rail Idea Still Alive – Funding becomes major issue for proposed commuter rail service north of Ann Arbor
  • New Passenger Service on Hold –Federal railroad rule stalls development of New Buffalo’s new train depot
  • Administration Cuts Amtrak Funding –Amtrak recommends $1.59 billion for Fiscal Year 2008
  • Commuter Rail Project Gets Support – Detroit-to-Ann Arbor demonstration rail project may hold key to future rail transit
  • Ridership Soars – Michigan Amtrak stations see a strong increase of passengers in 2006
  • New Schedule for Two Wolverine Trains – Departures tie better to Milwaukee and allow for earlier travel
  • Traveling Rare Mileage – Freight congestion detours Capitol and Lake Shore Limited through Michigan
  • The Need for “MORE” High Speed – Amtrak trains to increase speeds in southwestern Michigan this fall
  • Remembering Michigan’s President – 38th President Gerald R. Ford 1913-2006
  • MARP Members at Work
  • Chairman’s Corner – Member volunteers make a difference
  • The Long View: What will it take?
  • From Fall Colors to Winter Wonderland –MARP members encounter strange weather aboard the MARP Fun Train

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.