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Michigan by Rail Public Forum


Amtrak is having additional Chicago and Southwest Michigan departures for Labor Day Weekend 2010!† From Amtrak's News Release:†

"Why labor through traffic and tolls during Labor Day Weekend when Amtrak is adding service between Chicago and Western Michigan? An early morning westbound train from Kalamazoo gets you to the Lake Michigan beaches or to Chicago in time to get breakfast and 'Enjoy Illinois,' while a late evening eastbound train to Kalamazoo is 'Pure Michigan,' to quote from each stateís tourism agency.

"From September 2-6, five eastbound Amtrak trains will depart Chicago once in the morning, twice in the afternoon and twice in the evening, making stops in New Buffalo, Niles and Kalamazoo. From September 3-7, five westbound Amtrak trains will depart Kalamazoo three times in the morning, once in the afternoon and once in the evening."

Please see this flyer for the schedule and additional information.


You are invited to a Michigan By Rail public forum that is being held at the the Marina Grand Resort, on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM.† For more information on what the forums are all about, please visit michiganbyrail.org. †

The federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) requires states to prepare state rail plans in order to receive federal rail grants. The Michigan Department of Transportation is in the early stages of putting Michiganís rail plan together. Public participation and input is required for a successful state rail plan.