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Ann Arbor Rail to Get Funding, Popular Vote

A study that’s required as part of Ann Arbor’s approach to building a new train station will move forward with a funding resolution passed by the city council at its Oct. 15, 2012 meeting. The same resolution also includes a clause stating that the construction of a new train station would be put to a popular referendum before proceeding.

The budget amendment, which passed with exactly the eight votes it needed on the 11-member council, allocated $550,000 in new matching funds for a federal grant. The grant had been awarded through the Federal Railroad Administration’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program. Dissenting on the vote were Jane Lumm (Ward 2) and Mike Anglin (Ward 5). Stephen Kunselman (Ward 3) was absent.

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