8:31 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

Michigan's costs for Amtrak service due to increase

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Ridership is up for Amtrak, including two routes that travel through Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
Lansing - Michigan's costs for passenger rail service will quadruple this fall under a federal act requiring the state to subsidize its busiest Amtrak route. The 4-year-old law shifts an annual subsidy of about $25 million from the federal government to the state.
SW Michigan
1:51 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Amtrak riders set Michigan record

Eastbound Amtrak train pulls into Kalamazoo's depot

State officials say three Amtrak passenger trains in Michigan set ridership records last year. MDOT says almost 800,000 people climbed aboard an Amtrak train in 2012. The three routes are the Wolverine from Detroit to Chicago; the Blue Water from Port Huron to Chicago; and the Pere Marquette from Grand Rapids to Chicago. The Wolverine and the Blue Water routes include stops in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

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