From NARP 10-20-2017
After years of ridership decline, Michigan is beginning to see an uptick in the number of people taking the train. The Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers said more than 150,000 people traveled by train in Michigan in 2017, and since 2015, the number of passengers has grown by more than 5,000. As a result, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, a nonprofit advocacy organization located in Traverse City, asked Michiganians where in the state they would like to travel by train, and the answer was Northern Michigan.
Following the results, Groundwork worked with the Great Lakes Central Railroad to identify a section of the GLC rail network that runs between Traverse City and Ann Arbor. Groundwork hopes to begin a preliminary feasibility study within the next month to examine the potential ridership, economic impact, and infrastructure needs. It is expected to be complete by summer 2018.
Edited by Sloan, 20 October 2017 - 04:11 PM.