"Amtrak trains that travel through Battle Creek will hit speeds of 110 mph within three years, Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Rail Director Tim Hoeffner said." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

The number of train-vehicle crashes has spiked in recent years and the blame is being squarely put on one factor: driver error, including distracted driving. Michigan has the 10th highest collision rate in the country with 78 crashes last year: 12 people were killed and 25 were injured, according to recent figures released by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Track improvements between Kalamazoo and Dearborn among projects around Michigan