"Lansing — Amtrak and the state expect to have a speed control safety system along 283 miles of tracks in a year and a half as part of their effort to get faster passenger trips averaging a little more than four hours between Detroit and Chicago." (Detroit News)

Public meetings will be held across the state this summer to discuss a potential passenger rail line connecting Metro Detroit to Holland. (WDET)

Marshall - – Calhoun County officials want the public’s help to stop illegal activity in its parks. It’s been about five months since the nearly six-mile Calhoun County Trailway opened, a project that took close to a decade to complete. The $1.2 million trail has increasingly seen more users — a trend the county is excited about (Battle Creek Enquirer)

According to a report by transportation research group, Michigan ranks worst nationally for its poor quality of rural roads and 14th worst for its rural bridges. The report was released Tuesday by TRIP, a national nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C. (Detroit News)

The Michigan Department of Transportation is lifting all weight restrictions on state trunkline highways in most of the Lower Peninsula. Special weight limits are put in place in the winter time to help protect the roads. (WDET)