Michigan railroad study planned

March 25, 2014

DATELINE: Holland, Michigan – Want to take the train into Detroit for a day trip or get some work done on your morning commute to Lansing?

Michigan isn’t there yet, but it’s taking the first steps toward passenger rail from Holland to Detroit and points in between with a proposed feasibility study for the project…

The maximum speed on [today’s] Pere Marquette is 65 mph. This is proposed to travel at 79 mph…

Michigan’s three largest population centers — Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing — would be connected by passenger rail for the first time since 1970. It would connect 19 college campuses, the Grand Rapids Lansing and Detroit airports and a handful of major medical centers in the state…

Read the rest of the story in the Holland Sentinel, 25 March 2014.

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