Autumn 2007 MARP member newsletter

Autumn 2007 stories include:

  • Board delays decision – Surface Transportation Board to make final decision on Michigan Central in December
  • MARP asks for oversight from Surface Transportation Board
  • Expanding Holland – Local bus transit system moves offices to former Pere Marquette station
  • Senate approves big spending for Amtrak – Passenger rail could be a solution for global warming
  • Funding denied – Coalition to proceed despite loss of federal grant for WALLY
  • Delayed again – Ann Arbor to Detroit regional rail project suffers another delay
  • Build it and they will come – Study to build transit center would include light rail and street car systems
  • Burkhardt’s School – Michigan State University to offer railway operations course
  • Welcome Center Opens – Former Michigan Central depot opens as travel center
  • Tickets please – Michigan receives new ticketing kiosks
  • Return of the Arrow – Northern Arrow returns to Michigan
  • Commuting to railroad days – Hamburg residents test proposed WALLY commuter rail train
  • Passenger Rail Vision
  • All aboard the Pizza Express – Former Santa Fe coach calls Fennville home

    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.