Michigan Rail System

Republican Reforms on the Michigan Rail System Include:

  • Improvements to segments of the Chicago - Detroit/Pontiac corridor, including: Grand Crossing (Chicago), Battle Creek West Track project (CN-owned segment), Detroit to Pontiac (CN-owned segment). 
  • Annual operating support for Wolverine service.
  • Construction of new intermodal stations in Detroit and Ann Arbor. 
  • Completion of improvements for Ann Arbor - Detroit Regional Rail, along with operating and maintenance costs. 
  • Completion of improvements for WALLY Regional Rail, along with operating and maintenance costs. 
  • Installation of Positive Train Control on all passenger lines and hazardous material freight lines, as required by the Federal Rail Administration. 
  • Tier I Environmental Impact Statement and alternative analysis completed for service to Grand Rapids. This study will include an analysis of expanding the existing Pere Marquette service and proposed new services from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids and Holland.
  • Completion of a feasibility study of service for connecting Traverse City/Petoskey to Chicago (via Grand Rapids) and/or Detroit. 
  • Completion of a feasibility study of service between Detroit and Toledo, Ohio. 
  • Completion of a feasibility study for a west Michigan intermodal freight terminal in the Grand Rapids region. 
  • Completion of a substantial portion of the Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal project. 
  • Construction of new freight rail tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. 
  • Additional funding for state-funded freight programs, including grade crossings and state-owned rail line investments.
  • Northern Michigan Freight Study.

Republicans Leading the Way in Michigan:

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