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Attracting Young Talent (Back) to Michigan with Passenger Rail

Attracting Young Talent (Back) to Michigan with Passenger Rail

passenger rail | January 29, 2018 | By Jacob Wheeler

Owosso native and entrepreneur Alyson Caverson is excited about the Ann Arbor to Traverse City passenger rail project, which will run from the population centers of southeast Michigan to the emerging economies in the northwest, and pass through Owosso and towns like Howell, Durand, Alma, Mt. Pleasant and Cadillac—all opportunities for her to grow Happy Girl Granola.

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Traverse City Passenger Train Team Hired; Study Begins

Traverse City Passenger Train Team Hired; Study Begins

passenger rail | December 5, 2017 | By James Bruckbauer

The effort to reestablish passenger rail between southeast Michigan and the Traverse City and Petoskey areas reached another major milestone when the Groundwork Center and the Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA) selected rail industry experts, Transportation Economics and Management Systems (TEMS), to explore costs and create a business plan for regular train service.

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A Central Michigan University Student Moves to the Rhythm of the Rails

A Central Michigan University Student Moves to the Rhythm of the Rails

passenger rail | December 4, 2017 | By Jacob Wheeler

Andrew Vriesman, a 22-year-old senior at Central Michigan University, is excited about passenger rail that will one day connect Mt. Pleasant with Ann Arbor to the southeast and with Traverse City and Petoskey to the northwest. The route will travel through thriving downtowns that include growing businesses, tech sectors, and colleges that are collectively home to 90,000 students.

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