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by trainnut
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Annual Meeting Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
Replies: 0
Views: 2971

Annual Meeting Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers 47th Annual Meeting Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. -Noon Featuring Gene Skoropowski Former manager of California’s Capital Corridor Former Sr. VP of Passenger Rail Development for All Aboard Florida With the coronavirus still with us, this year's An...
by trainnut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
Replies: 2
Views: 2751

Re: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers

Go the the marp.org web-site and click on minutes. On the right you will find a transcript of the entire meeting
by trainnut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
Replies: 2
Views: 2751

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers held their first Virtual (via Zoom) meeting on July 17, 2020. Our membership was able to ask Al Johnson, Acting Director for MDOT's Rail Division, questions on the development of the Wolverine corridor and the new equipment order. Derrick James, Amtrak...
by trainnut
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: MARP Virtual Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2895

MARP Virtual Meeting

A First . . . MARP VIRTUAL MEMBER MEETING Thursday, July 9 6:30 - 8:00 pm We are looking forward to your participation in MARP's first ever "virtual" meeting. We anticipate a lively discussion with Al Johnson, Acting Director, MDOT Office of Rail, and Derrick James, Amtrak Government Affairs. The ea...
by trainnut
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: MARP Virtual Member Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 2799

MARP Virtual Member Meeting

A First . . . MARP VIRTUAL MEMBER MEETING Thursday, July 9 6:30 - 8:00 pm Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting Announcment Please plan to join in the discussion of current developments in inter-city passenger transportation including how systems are dealing with COVID-19 challenges. W...
by trainnut
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Amtrak ticket agents
Replies: 78
Views: 42055

Re: Amtrak ticket agents

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers is experimenting with a station host program at the E. Lansing station. Station hosts will not meet all trains. At the beginning of the program only most the heavily traveled dates will be covered by volunteers. They are not apart of a caretaker progra...
by trainnut
Fri May 31, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers June Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 4810

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers June Meeting

On Saturday June 22, at 10:00 am The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers (MARP) will gather at the Sanford Centennial Museum in Sanford, Michigan. Sanford is located off of U.S. 10 about nine miles Northwest of Midland. There are nine buildings including two schools, a general store, log cab...
by trainnut
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Niles Amtrak train station ramps up volunteer host program
Replies: 4
Views: 4196

Re: Niles Amtrak train station ramps up volunteer host progr

The station host program has been very successful in both California and North Carolina
by trainnut
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Jackson Michigan Grade Crossings
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Jackson Michigan Grade Crossings

Does anyone know if the grade crossings in Jackson have been repaired?
by trainnut
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Annual Meeeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1497

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Annual Meeeting

On December 2, 2018 the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers will hold their annual meeting from 10:00 am -2:00 pm at O'Kelly Banquet Hall 23663 Park Street Dearborn, Michigan 48124. Keynote speaker is Rick Harnish who is the executive director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association. Ther...
by trainnut
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: CSX Signals
Replies: 12
Views: 3500

CSX Signals

Does anyone know when the new signals will be up and operating in Plymouth? They are south of Main street near Bodies restaurant.
by trainnut
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Lake Shore Limited Michigan test routing
Replies: 85
Views: 16330

Lake shore Limited Re-Route

I have been told there is a delay in the test re-route of the Lake shore Limited through Michigan. Does anyone know why?
by trainnut
Fri May 13, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers May Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers May Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers on Saturday May 21, 2016 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. The meeting location is: The Carnegie Library 244 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, Mi. 49201 Attendees will be given a demonstration using Google Maps that has been developed by Geral...
by trainnut
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 607

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers will be holding their April meeting in New Buffalo, Michigan at the New Buffalo Township Library from 10:30 AM until 1:00 PM Saturday, April 16, 2016. Arrangements have been made with Amtrak to make an unscheduled stop for #351 at New Buffalo for those...
by trainnut
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Detroit to Holland train by 2040
Replies: 63
Views: 4905

Re: Detroit to Holland train by 2040

Why not build a decent rail line at much less cost to the tax payer than continued freeway construction. Today's young people are not infatuated with the automobile so a good rail line provides an alternative to driving as time goes along. Michigan seems to have a mentality which forces the public t...
by trainnut
Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers will hold their March meeting at: Cleary's Pub 117 E. Grand River Ave. Howell, Michigan 48843 On: March 12, 2016 from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Michael Benham, Special Assistant for Strategic Planning, Ann Arbor Area Transportation A...
by trainnut
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
Replies: 0
Views: 1035

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers

Our organization (MARP) is looking for people with a positive attitude toward passenger railroading who want better rail service in Michigan and the U.S. Would you like to help educate the public and our elected officials on the potential benefits of rail travel? Would you like to write articles abo...
by trainnut
Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: AMTRAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2277

Re: AMTRAK

If enough people complain to the rail office of MDOT maybe we can get all the seats facing in the direction of travel. Try cody@michigan,gov.
by trainnut
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1002

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers Meeting

The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers will be holding their November meeting at the Okemos Public Library, 4321 Okemos Rd., Okemos, Michigan 48864 on Saturday November 21 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. All are welcome.
by trainnut
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Ann Arbor Handicapped Platform
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Ann Arbor Handicapped Platform

Under contract with Amtrak, RLE Industries of Madison Heights, Michigan has developed a prototype handicapped platform and installed it for a two year test at the Ann Arbor, Michigan train station. The platform, which is moveable to allow for the transit of wide load freights, permits at coach floor...