Amtrak train - file photo. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US Spending $551M For Double-Deck Amtrak Rail Cars

The Obama administration is putting out a $551 million request for bids for 130 new U.S.-made double-deck passenger rail cars to serve Amtrak routes in Michigan and other states.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2012

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Public Forum To Tackle Regional Transit

Road repairs and regional transportation will be the focus of a town hall meeting tonight in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2012

No Love For Detroit Bus Riders On Valentine’s Day

Members of Transportation Riders United said they were locked out of Mayor Dave Bing’s office when they tried to deliver a Valentine’s Day message.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012

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Amtrak Gets OK For 110 MPH Travel In Mich., Ind.

Amtrak says it’s gotten federal approval for its trains in western Michigan and northern Indiana to increase maximum speeds to 110 mph.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/08/2012

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Roads, Motorists’ Money At Stake In Michigan

A package of bills soon to be introduced in the Michigan Legislature is expected to propose higher vehicle registration fees and tax changes to raise more money for road repairs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2012

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Gets $1.3M For Non-Motor Trail

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has received a $1.3 million federal transportation grant to continue work on a 27-mile hike-and-bike trail.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012


Snyder & Bing Head On Transportation Trip…Together

Today will be the first face-to-face meeting between Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing since Friday’s announcement that the state will begin a review of the city’s finances starting Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2011

SEMCOG Releases On-Board Transit Survey Preliminary Findings

SEMCOG invested in this survey with the goal of understanding current trends as a means of improving transit ridership.



Snyder Says Rail Service ‘Vital’ To Mich.’s Future

Gov. Rick Snyder says improving passenger and freight rail service is “vital to Michigan’s future.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011


Gov. Snyder Discusses Infrastructure Plan

Governor Rick Snyder said if drivers want better roads and bridges, they better be prepared to pay for them.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2011