MARP meets Jan. 12 in Williamston

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, 12 January 2013, 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Williamston Historical Depot-Museum
369 West Grand
River, Williamston, MI 48895
(Between East Lansing and Webberville on M-43)
517-655-1785 or 517-230-9030

williamstondepotAs we have done the past two years, MARP is celebrating the New Year with a January 12 visit to the Williamston Historical Depot-Museum. The town of Williamston, located on the Red Cedar River, owes its early prosperity to the coming of the railroad in 1872, connecting Detroit to the state capitol and aiding the development of agricultural enterprises. Click Here for more information on the Williamston Depot-Museum.

Our guest speaker is Z. Kris Wisniewski, Executive Director, Eastern Border Transportation Coalition. The EBTC is non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving the movement of people and goods between the United States and Canada. EBTC members are the transportation agencies of the U.S. States of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Maine and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the EBTC’s priorities is improving and expanding cross-border rail passenger service.

In addition, we hope to have an update on plans and progress on the new East Lansing Amtrak station.

Following the meeting, we will enjoy our usual no-host lunch at the Tavern 109, 115 East Grand River in Williamston.

You may wish to visit these downtown establishments before leaving Williamston:
Yeetown, 110 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 2, all Michigan-made cards, gifts and food
Tuesday Books, 137 W. Grand River Ave.

If you are interested in carpooling to the meeting, please reply to this email.
See you in Williamston!
Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers