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Amtrak’s Chicago Access Presentation

Amtrak’s Chicago Access Presentation

Derrick James from Amtrak’s Government Affairs office gave a presentation during the September 15th Member Meeting.

Amtrak, along with Illinois and Michigan, is applying for funding for a project called Chicago Access / Michigan East that has important implications for the future of Michigan’s train services.

Slides are provided here:

 

 

Register now for the 49th Annual MARP Meeting scheduled for Oct. 22, 2022

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
49th ANNUAL MEETING
LOST RAILWAY MUSEUM
142 W Michigan Ave., Grass Lake MI 49240
22 October 2022     10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Make plans now to attend! Our featured speaker is Mr. Tim Hoeffner, former MDOT Office of Rail Director and now Senior Advisor for Quandel Consultants, who will talk about the role of advocates in improving passenger rail services.

We look forward to our first in-person meeting in some time. However, due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, we do ask that those planning to attend be fully vaccinated. Masks are welcome, but not required.

The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a catered luncheon. Your registration must be received by Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!

Click the button below to register online using PayPal, a major credit card or a debit card

ACT NOW! The deadline for online registration is
Wednesday, Oct.12, 2022.




Prefer to send your registration by U.S. mail? Click on the form below, print it, fill it out and mail along with your check to:

MARP, Inc.  |  c/o Jean Merckel
33373 Hampshire Road  |  Livonia, MI 48154-2952

Recorded Presentation: Chicago Access Program

 

High Speed Rail Alliance

“This presentation covers the Chicago Access Program, a group of high-impact projects that will increase capacity and improve reliability for trains entering and exiting Chicago. Amtrak is taking the lead on this program that will improve Chicago Union Station, create more routes into the city and open up a variety of new service options. They have already applied for a Mega Grant and partnered with stakeholders who will help fund this $850 million project.

In this video we break down the projects included in the Chicago Access Program, explain why it will impact train service far beyond Chicago, and how it sets the stage for additional improvements to our national rail network.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D7i77mPAcg

Learn more about the Chicago Access Program on our website www.hsrail.org/chicago-access”

March 3: Membership Meeting with Jim Mathews

Jim Mathews, President and CEO of Rail Passengers Association (RPA), will be our guest speaker. RPA has campaigned strenuously over the last year (and more) to educate lawmakers and the public on the benefits of improved and expanded passenger train service across the country. With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last November, a wealth of opportunities are now available to Amtrak and the state partners to realize these benefits. Mr. Mathews will speak about how Michigan and the Midwest can roll up its sleeves and get to work on moving forward with our plans.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934271000?pwd=S01SYkhLTnBlQi96RXVtcmJhQjJoUT09

Meeting ID: 849 3427 1000
Passcode: 524858
Or dial: 312 626 6799 US

Register now for the 48th Annual MARP Meeting scheduled for Oct. 9, 2021

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
48th ANNUAL MEETING
First Congregational Church,
120 N Jackson St, Jackson MI 49201
09 October 2021     10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Make plans now to attend! Our featured speaker is Mr. Derrick James, Amtrak Governmental Affairs, who will tell us what Amtrak’s 2035 Vision has in store for Michigan.

We look forward to our first in-person meeting in some time. However, due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, we do ask that those planning to attend be fully vaccinated.

The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a catered luncheon. The registration deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!

Click the button below to register online using PayPal, a major credit card or a debit card

ACT NOW! The deadline for online registration is Friday, Oct.1.




Prefer to send your registration by U.S. mail? Click on the form below, print it, fill it out and mail along with your check to:

MARP, Inc.  |  c/o Jean Merckel
33373 Hampshire Road  |  Livonia, MI 48154-2952