Summer 2007 MARP member newsletter

Summer 2007 stories include:

  • Seeking Authority – Ann Arbor-to-Howell commuter rail service could be operational by autumn
  • Regional rail project delayed – Ann Arbor-to-Detroit commuter rail service slated for 2008
  • Transit Center moves closer to reality – Troy-Birmingham Regional Transit Center to move forward in designs
  • Benefiting Michigan’s Economy – Rail service could bring $719 million in investment to Michigan
  • Big Boost for Amtrak – Senate Democrats propose $1.78 billion for Amtrak in 2008
  • Equipment shortage could slow expansion – Lack of existing rail car companies slow expansion plans for Amtrak
  • Promoting Federal Funds – Amtrak president meets with Michigan legislators and MARP officers
  • Michigan Day in Chicago – Tourism officials take it to Chicago residents promoting direct travel to Michigan using Amtrak
  • Thoroughbred’s of a Different Kind – Norfolk Southern acquires F-units for business train use
  • Traveling in Style – Restored private cars make appearance on Michigan Amtrak trains
  • The Long View: Making “Clear Progress
  • Norfolk Southern selling Michigan line? – Possible rail sale worries Michigan officials

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.