Winter 2009 MARP member newsletter

Winter 2009 stories include:

Dashing through the Snow – First day of winter brings delays to Amtrak service across Michigan.
Kummant Resigns – Joe Boardman’s appointment as Amtrak’s new President and CEO brings concerns.
Plans include New Stations – Stations revealed for proposed commuter rail line between Ann Arbor and Detroit.
Linking downtown with Amtrak – Ann Arbor Transportation Authority operates new bus route linking to Amtrak station.
Transportation Secretary announced – LaHood’s nomination as new Secretary of Transportation brings concerns.
Making Amtrak Enforceable – New federal law mandates priority to Amtrak over freight trains.
Urging Congress – Coalition lists transit projects that could create thousands of jobs.
Moving Michigan – New coalition to back transit efforts in Michigan.
Secret’s Out – Amtrak connects Michigan residents with the East.
Riding the Rails – People choose Amtrak over their cars in 2008.
Reviving Passenger Rail – Economic climate makes passenger trains more viable.
Welcome Everyone – New sign greets visitors to Durand Union Station.
Here Comes Santa
MARP Members at Work
Notes from Membership Meetings
Chairman’s Corner – “Same Old Lions”
End of the Line – Star Clipper dinner train departs Michigan for the East Coast.

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.