Ann Arbor officials are preparing to launch a major study looking at options for a new Amtrak station somewhere in the city.
Meanwhile, efforts to make Ann Arbor to Detroit commuter rail a reality in another two to three years are still underway.
The city of Ann Arbor has hired consultant URS Corp. for $824,875 to undertake an environmental review that will include public engagement, site selection and conceptual design for a new train station along the east-west tracks that pass through Ann Arbor.
City officials are looking into options for a new station with improved accessibility and accommodations to handle expected increases in passengers as high-speed rail between Detroit and Chicago takes off in the next two to three years and a long-promised commuter rail service between Detroit and Ann Arbor potentially follows.
As city officials turn their attention to the new Ann Arbor Station project, they’re tying up loose ends with the former Fuller Road Station project.