Tag Archives: Ann Arbor – Detroit rail

Should there be a Depot Town stop on the Amtrak line to Chicago?

In a new article on AnnArbor.com intrepid curly-haired reporter Tom Perkins looks into the possibility that Ypsilanti may once again have a stop on the Amtrak line to Chicago. Here’s a clip: The question was posed by an audience member at the Michigan By Rail’s forum Dec. 9 at Washtenaw Community College: Why doesn’t the […]

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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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