Tag Archives: Ann Arbor – Detroit rail

Convincing Rick Snyder that high-speed rail is worth the investment

A few days ago, it was decided that the federal high-speed rail funds that had been made available to Ohio and Wisconsin, would be transferred to other states. It would seem, the newly elected Republican Governors of Ohio and Wisconsin, who had campaigned on their unwillingness to undertake big, innovative initiatives, were of the opinion […]

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If you support rail in Michigan, pick up the phone Tuesday morning and make a call

Tomorrow, Michigan proponents for rail, like myself, are being encouraged to pick up their phones and call Michigan Senate Majority Leader Michael Bishop, urging him to call a vote on the $35 million in matching funds necessary if we’re to claim the $161 million federal rail grant we recently became eligible for. Here, with the […]

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One step closer to the Ann Arbor – Detroit rail line

It looks like we might have taken another step closer to getting an honest to goodness socialist form of transportation here in Ypsi. Here’s a letter I just received from City Council member Pete Murdock. Great news for passenger rail in Michigan: last night about 11:00pm the House of Representatives passed HB 6484 (67 voting […]

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Ann Arbor – Detroit passenger rail… Can Dingell deliver?

According to an article just published in Crain’s, it looks as though we should find out in a few days whether or not the Federal Rail Administration will be coming forward to invest $200 million in the Ann Arbor – Detroit commuter line that we’re all so anxious to see happen. Here’s a clip: …The […]

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At least one train stopped in Ypsi this year

A week or so ago, the President of Amtrak disembarked from a train in Depot Town and met with elected officials on the future of regional rail. I, sadly, wasn’t invited to participate, but Ypsi City Council member Pete Murdock just passed along the following letter, about the meeting, from Carmine Palombo, Director of Transportation […]

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