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Amtrak train. FILE. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mich. Gearing Up For High-Speed Trains Expansion

The Michigan Department of Transportation and Amtrak are saying full speed ahead on expanding the state’s high-speed train service.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

Construction beings on the Troy Transit Center(credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Troy Breaks Ground On New Transit Center

Let’s get on with business. That’s what the latest mayor of Troy is saying, following the recent recall election of Mayor Janice Daniels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/27/2012

A rendering of Dearborn's new train station along Michigan Avenue.

Construction Begins On New Dearborn Intermodal Rail Station

A 12-year vision of expanded, high-speed Michigan passenger rail options moved closer to reality Tuesday at a construction launch ceremony for Dearborn’s new Intermodal Passenger Rail Station.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2012

US OKs $150M Toward Chicago-Detroit Fast Train

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he’s awarded $150 million to Michigan to buy a rail line for high-speed passenger service between Chicago and Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2011

Gov’t OKs Nearly $200M For High-Speed Chicago-Detroit Rail

People who ride the train from Detroit to Chicago will be traveling a little faster.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/05/2011

amtrak train

Environmental Group Praises Michigan For High-Speed Rail Approval

The Environmental Law and Policy Center Thursday praised the Michigal legislature for approving $39 million in state match money to unlock $161 million federal grant for a new high-speed Chicago to Detroit rail corridor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2011

US Representative John Dingell, Governor Rick Snyder, Mayor of Detroit Dave Bing, US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, US Senator Debbie Stabenow, US Senator Carl Levin, with the check given from US Department of Transportation to the State of Michigan for the rail project. (credit: MDOT)

Big Money For High-Speed Rail In Michigan

The train trip from Detroit to Chicago will get a lot faster in the coming years, thanks to some federal funding announced Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2011

High Speed Rail (David McNew/Getty Images, File)

Will Michigan Welcome High-Speed Rail?

Boarding the Amtrak train at the Royal Oak platform, WWJ’s Ron Dewey asked passengers what they think of a plan to bring high-speed rail to Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2011


Snyder Exploring High Speed Rail Options

The U.S. Transportation Department is making 2.4 billion dollars available to states which develop a rail system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2011

amtrak train

More People Riding Amtrak Trains

It looks like more people are hopping on the train these days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2011