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LaHood announces over $200 million for Michigan rail projects… What does it mean?

A few days ago we discussed the fact that Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was scheduled to visit Michigan and make a big announcement concerning the funding of high-speed rail projects. Well, LaHood showed up as planned, and announced that a total of $2 billion in additional funding would be expended over the next several […]

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Major high-speed rail announcement expected on Monday

According to the Detroit News, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be in Detroit on Monday afternoon, making a “major announcement” concerning high-speed rail. As the article notes, “Last month, Michigan applied for more than $560 million in funding — including joining three other states as part of a joint request. Michigan officials expect the state […]

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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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Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail line scaled back almost to the point of non-existence

Remember how Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm proclaimed that she’d be riding the Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter line by the end of her term this fall? Well, it looks as though that might not happen. Ypsi City Council member Pete Murdock just sent me a note, letting me know that the Detroit-Ann Arbor rail project has been […]

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