Passenger rail interest is strong along the route, Groundwork held community forums, shares feedback.
Groundwork has released an in-depth feasibility study of the proposed passenger rail between Ann Arbor and Traverse City. Special event trains could begin as early as 2020.
Tech CEO Rich Sheridan shares the business value he sees in a passenger train running from Ann Arbor to Traverse City.
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.
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.
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.