Stories indexed with the term ‘Rail Transit’

Ann Arbor Train Station Study Unearthed

On Feb. 10, 2012, the University of Michigan and the city of Ann Arbor announced that UM would not be partnering to build a 1,000-space parking structure as part of the proposed Fuller Road Station project. [Chronicle timeline of Fuller Road Station]

In that context, it’s still expected that the city of Ann Arbor will continue to pursue the possibility of a transportation facility at the Fuller Park location – a proposal that would include moving the existing Amtrak station from its current spot on Depot Street, just north of (and below) the Broadway bridges.

An appropriate site for the Amtrak station has been studied before – 30 years ago. At the request of Sabra Briere, a city councilmember who … [Full Story]

No Rail Yet, But At Least There’s A Video

Here’s the vision: That a rail service from Ann Arbor to Detroit – with stops in Ypsilanti, Detroit Metro Airport and Dearborn – will be up and running in just over two years. Though funding for this ambitious project remains a huge question mark, at least there’s enough money to make a promotional video, complete with computer-generated people riding the computer-generated train in safety and comfort. Check it out here, courtesy of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), the project’s lead partner: [Full Story]