Michigan Department of Transportation dropping effort to move Greyhound to Detroit Amtrak Station

By Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press; September 19, 2019 Greyhound is staying put. The Michigan Department of Transportation is…

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Lack of Freight Trains in Wisconsin Damaging Roads?

By Rob Mentzer, Wisconsin Public Radio; September 3, 2019 Wisconsin’s Northwoods needs more freight trains. That was the message of…

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United States Department of Transportation awards Michigan Department Of Transportation $23 million federal grant for rail improvements, including a stretch in Dearborn

By Dave Herndon, Press & Guide; August 26, 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced on Aug. 21 a…

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Northern Michigan railroad tracks receive upgrade

By Dan Nielsen, Traverse City Record Eagle; August 21, 2019 TRAVERSE CITY — A five-month-long project is chugging along the…

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Regional Transit Authority updates its master transit plan for Southeast Michigan

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; July 15, 2019 After failing to pass a regional transit millage in 2016, the Regional…

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Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit

By Jonathan Marcus, BBC News; July 10, 2019 Rick Novasky has never forgotten the day back in the 1980s when…

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Michigan/Ontario: Railcars removed, remediation from acid spill continues after Port Huron-Sarnia derailment

By Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; July 8, 2019 The roughly 40 railcars blocking an international tunnel joining Port Huron…

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OPINION: Michael Jones — Train time

By Michael Jones, Gaylord Herald Times; July 5, 2019 For some inexplicable reason, Amtrak’s Blue Water train to Chicago is…

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Port Huron, Michigan/Sarnia, Ontario: Cleanup continues at St. Clair River tunnel derailment

By Paul Morden, The Observer; July 1, 2019 Recovery of sulphuric acid that leaked from one of approximately 40 rail…

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Michigan: 40 train cars derail inside Port Huron-to-Sarnia tunnel

By Chad Livengood and Annalise Frank, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 28, 2019 A Canadian National Railway train derailed early Friday…

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Real Estate Insider: Michigan Department Of Transportation gearing up for Amtrak property RFP in Detroit

By Kirk Pinho, Crain’s Detroit Business; June 18, 2019 The Michigan Department of Transportation is nearing a request for proposals…

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Michigan: City looks at Grand Rapids-Holland train idea

By Kate Carlson, Holland Sentinel; June 11, 2019 HOLLAND — Holland City Council will hear about the commuter train proposed…

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Federal grant to help improve railroad tracks throughout Michigan

By Devon Mahieu, UpNorthLive; June 11, 2019 MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) — Three Michigan Congressmen have announced a federal grant to improve…

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Update on historic Michigan Central train station’s transformation into Ford’s Detroit campus

By Benjamin Raven, mlive.com; May 23, 2019 To date, crews working to transform the once-doomed Michigan Central Station into Ford’s…

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Amtrak IG investigation leads to settlement

Boeing CEO defends 737 MAX as earnings slip By SAM MINTZ, Politico Morning Transportation; April 25, 2019 AMTRAK IG INVESTIGATION…

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Ohio and Michigan: What would it cost for rail service linking Toledo, Detroit, and Ann Arbor?

By David Patch, The Toledo Blade; April 16, 2019 Establishing 79-mph passenger trains on a T-shaped network linking Toledo with…

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Investigate new passenger rail between Toledo and Detroit

By The Editorial Board, The Toledo Blade; April 8, 2019 Exploring the opening of passenger rail service between Toledo and…

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Detroit studies restoring passenger trains to Michigan Central Station

By Joel Kurth and Chastity Pratt Dawsey, Detroit Journalism Cooperative, Bridge Magazine; April 3, 2019 DETROIT –  More than 30…

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Trans-border: Could passenger train service between Detroit and Toronto reopen?

By Aaron Mondry, Curbed Detroit; April 1, 2019 There hasn’t been passenger rail connecting Detroit and Toronto since the late…

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Amtrak strands 13-year-old in Battle Creek, Michigan

By Lynsey Mukomel, WOOD TV 8 NBC; April 1, 2019 BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A 13-year-old planned to spend…

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Michigan: Study sees support for Holland-Grand Rapids commuter line

By Heather Walker, WOOD 8 NBC; March 6, 2019 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — New results from a survey show…

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Feds raise concerns about high cost of proposed Ann Arbor, Michigan train station

By Ryan Stanton, MLive.com; February 15, 2019 ANN ARBOR, MI – The Federal Railroad Administration has raised concerns about the…

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Keeping the Pere Marquette on track to Grand Rapids, Michigan

By JOHN MATUSZAK, HP Staff Writer, The Herald-Palladium; December 27, 2018 ST. JOSEPH — The Pere Marquette Amtrak train – which…

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Michigan Department of Transportation and Amtrak dispute delay rail bridge construction in Kalamazoo

By Jacob Berent, Newschannel 3 WWMT; November 28, 2018 OSHTEMO, Mich. — A disagreement between Michigan Department of Transportation and Amtrak…

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Economist: ‘Strong case’ for passenger rail viability to Traverse City, Michigan

BY SHERI MCWHIRTER, Traverse City Record Eagle; November 28, 2018 TRAVERSE CITY — A standing-room-only crowd packed into a library…

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