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June 2019 edition of OnTrack

Inside the latest issue you will find:

  • Michigan budget bill poses threat to passenger rail and local transit
  • information about the Michigan Rail Conference, August 7-9 in Lansing
  • MARP named to Key Stakeholders Team guiding development of Michigan Long-Rage Transportation Plan
  • Charger locomotive in revenue service on the Michigan Line
  • “Bridge-oriented” development in Portland

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May 2019 edition of OnTrack

Inside the latest issue you will find:
  • a report of MARP’s exciting April meeting in Dearborn
  • a profile of MARP’s new At-Large Executive responsible for coordinating Governmental/Public Affairs
  • a heads up for MARP’s June membership meeting in a bustling village you’ve probably never visited
  • short takes on RPA’s “Day on the Hill” and the Travel Review survey
  • a call for Early Bird registrations for the August 7-9 Michigan Rail Conference in East Lansing
  • a first look at a Charger locomotive in a test run on the Wolverine route
  • an invitation to save with Amtrak’s new “Share Fares” promotion
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March/April 2019 edition of OnTrack

This month’s issue includes:
  • Details of the April 6 MARP meeting; Office of Rail Director Tim Hoeffner has indicated he plans to attend
  • Information about special trains on May 4 and 11 to bring people to Holland’s Tulip Time Festival
  • RPA President & CEO Jim Mathews talks about “profitability” of train service
  • RPA’s online Travel Review is providing input to Amtrak
  • Joe Boardman is remembered as a true champion
  • Amtrak President & CEO looks for increasing frequencies and improving schedules
  • Rochester NY names its new station in honor of another champion of trains
  • “Butterflies Are Blooming” at Meijer Gardens: a good excuse for a weekend getaway by train and convenient Thruway bus connection at Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids

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