Summer 2008 MARP member newsletter

Summer 2008 stories include:

  • Rediscovering the railroad – As oil prices rise, American turn to intercity rail
  • H.R. 6003 Passes – Amtral bill passes, guranteeing the funnding through 2013
  • Michigan’s Day – Tourism officials promote direc travel to Michigan via Amtrak
  • Calls for increased funding – With more funding, broken down railcars could be returned to service
  • Phased Out – Amtrak relocates locomotive overhaul operations away from Beech Grove
  • Feasible at a High Price – Studdy for proposed WALLY commuter service released
  • Flood of ’08 – Nation’s worst flood disrupts Amtrak service in the Midwest
  • Agreement reached – Plans to build new Amtrak station rolls on
  • National Trail Day – Railroads and organizations join Amtrak in first-ever National Train Day
  • Making History – Riders give proposed Wally Commuter train a try
  • Sign Language – New Amtrak signs go up in Durand
  • Chairman’s Corner – It’s been a busy spring
  • Michigan Central Depot Demolished? – Owner of historic building being forced to demolish station
  • Transit Center Planned – Pontiac to replace Transpo Center with a new state-of-the-art facility
  • Working to expand service
  • Stepping up – Members take on a new role in wake of resignations
  • Riding the trail – MARP visits Indian Trails

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.