Autumn 2008 MARP member newsletter

Autumn 2008 stories include:

  • Feeling the Love – Congress supports Amtrak after years of criticism.
  • Setting Another Record – Gas prices drive riders to Amtrak
  • Breaking Ground – Blue Water and Wolverine trains to serve New Buffalo
  • Seeking Amtrak Stop – Fennville working to get Amtrak’s Pere Marquette to stop in town
  • Designating Authority – Ann Arbor Transit Authority becomes authority for WALLY
  • Coming Down – Pontiac demolishes Transpo Center
  • Getting Tougher – New rules set for Kalamazoo’s Transportation Center
  • Service Disrupted – Track work and hurricanes delay Michigan Amtrak trains
  • 35th Annual Membership Meeting
  • Chairman’s Corner– Congress and Michigan Wake-Up
  • Dueling Light-Rail Systems Differ – Legislation begins for one proposed light-rail system as another brings safety concerns

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.