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Fall 2005 MARP member newsletter

Fall 2005 stories include:

  • AMTRAK SAVED BUT FOR HOW LONG?
    • 2006 Transportation Budget May End Amtrak Service in Michigan
    • Legislators fund Amtrak but ties strings to food and sleeper service
  • Joe Schwarz Ready to Fight – U.S. Congressman calls a special meeting to support Amtrak
  • Blue Water Service Sabotaged – Four vandals face charges in halt of local Amtrak train
  • Treasurer Dies – MARP Treasurer and Upper Peninsula Regional Chairman passes
  • Celebrating A Century of Service – Durand Union Station turns 100 years old
  • All Aboard For a New Experience – Amtrak launches its new Empire Builder
  • New Members Welcomed
  • Beech Grove Not Moving To Michigan – After shocking announcement, Amtrak has no plans to relocate
  • Chairman’s Corner: Spotlight on MARP’s Coalition Associates
  • Editorial: The Tipping Point
  • Platform Raised – Bangor station gets a new boost

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.

Summer 2005 MARP member newsletter

Summer 2005 stories include:

  • Rep. Knollenberg betrays Michigan; Michigan congressman fails in effort to kill Amtrak
  • Ridership gains continue
  • MARP meets Congressman Joe Schwarz’s office
  • Michigan Day in Chicago
  • Bangor depot re-opens!
  • Intercity bus companies shock Kalamazoo after ground-breaking ceremony
  • Editorial by Executive Director John DeLora
  • TRU wins bus fare reduction in Detroit
  • Passengers and supporters rally to save Amtrak

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.

Spring 2005 MARP member newsletter

Spring 2005 stories include:

  • Bush Plan: Kill Amtrak
  • Amtrak’s funding crisis and Michigan
  • Ridership continues to climb
  • On-time performance creeks up
  • U.S. DOT Secretary Mineta in Detroit
  • Guest editorial: The real truth about Amtrak
  • Amtrak bankruptcy- fix or fiction?
  • Mineta attacks Empire Builder
  • Editorial by Vice Chair Mike Frezell
  • NARP editorial on Bush’s Amtrak proposal
  • Sunset Limited gets new schedule

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.

Winter 2005 MARP member newsletter

Winter 2005 stories included:

  • Michigan ridership soars
  • Engine 1225 stars in “Polar Express”
  • MARP sets 2005 goals
  • Greyhound-Amtrak connection in Milwaukee discussed
  • Getting the message out–MARP members explain passenger rail service to senior groups
  • MARP website running again
  • MARP conflict of interest policy strengthened
  • Lake Central Railway sets 2005 tour schedule
  • Bangor receives grants for station

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.

Fall 2004 MARP member newsletter

Fall 2004 stories included:

  • The Blue Water is back! Initial ridership shows double digit increase
  • MARP member helps the “Train to the Tulips” return
  • Major revision of MARP bylaws proposed
  • Guest editorial: Making the connection between urban planning and homeland security
  • MARP wins long stuggle over platform heights
  • MARP works against anti-Amtrak bill
  • How about a cross border connection at Detroit?

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.