Tag Archives: Michigan by Rail

Anonymous Lansing insider speaks out on the disappointment of Snyder

A few days ago, I received the following note from an individual who identified himself as working ‘inside the belly of the beast,’ in Lansing. I followed up with the questions below, and, given his responses, and a few other things that he mentioned, I have no reason to believe that he’s lying about his […]

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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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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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Public input sought on transit master plans

In case you hadn’t heard about this, I thought I’d pass along the follow note from Amanda Edmonds… The AATA is undertaking a series of 20 public meetings to help with the creation of a Transit Master Plan for Washtenaw County. The project began in July, 2010 and will culminate in the creation of a […]

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