A forum on passenger rail transportation in Michigan held in Flint is welcoming residents’ ideas

Published: Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:51 PM     Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010, 3:14 PM

Sarah Schuch | The Flint Journal Sarah Schuch | The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/09/a_forum_on_passenger_rail_tran.html

FLINT, Michigan — A public forum on Michigan’s passenger rail transportation will be held in Flint on Thursday.

The forum is one of 16 being held throughout the state to get citizens involved in the future of the rail transportation.

It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mass Transportation Authority building located at 1401 S. Dort Highway. Ideas will be forwarded to state and federal policymakers.

Residents are encouraged to recommend how to best upgrade passenger and freight rail service in Michigan. The forum will also include an overview of the existing rail system, an interactive rail mapping session, discussion of financing options and a big-picture vision for a modern Michigan high-speed rail system.

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