Who Supports It?

Amtrak's Wolverine at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center

Amtrak’s Wolverine at the Kalamazoo Transportation Center

Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail supporters: join us!

The Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Ridership and Cost Estimate Study is now complete. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee was active in providing feedback and supporting the public engagement effort. 

To build momentum toward a full feasibility study, more supporters and champions are needed. Listed here are the organizations, leaders, and municipalities that have signed on so far. If your organization or municipality is not listed and you want to be involved, contact Liz Treutel Callin at liz@environmentalcouncil.org.

If you’re an individual interested in signing on to our list of supporters for updates and opportunities to get involved, click here.

The following organizations have generously supported this project by contributing funds to the local match for the federal grant to complete the ridership assessment:

  1. Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau
  2. Holland Area Convention And Visitors Bureau
  3. Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce
  4. Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
  5. City of Plymouth
  6. Ingham County Economic Development Corporation
  7. Macatawa Area Coordinating Council
  8. Experience Grand Rapids
  9. Livonia Chamber of Commerce
  10. Cascade Charter Township
  11. Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority

The following individuals and organizations have written letters of support for the project:

  1. Metro Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau
  2. State Senator Coleman A. Young II
  3. State Senator Glenn Anderson, Senate Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee Minority Vice Chair
  4. State Representative Andrew Kandrevas, House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee Minority Vice Chair
  5. Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, State Representative John Walsh
  6. Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje
  7. City of Ypsilanti
  8. Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
  9. Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA)
  10. State Representative Jeff Irwin
  11. Washtenaw Area Transportation Study (WATS)
  12. Peter Allen & Associates
  13. City of Brighton
  14. Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce
  15. City of Howell
  16. City of East Lansing
  17. Michigan Municipal League
  18. Michigan State University
  19. Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
  20. Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
  21. Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
  22. State Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons
  23. State Senator Dave Hildenbrand
  24. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
  25. Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid)
  26. The Right Place
  27. State Senator Mark Jansen
  28. State Representative Ken Yonker
  29. State Representative Winnie Brinks
  30. State Representative Brandon Dillon
  31. City of Holland
  32. State Senator Arlan Meekhof
  33. State Representative Joe Haveman, House Appropriations Committee Chair
  34. State Representative Bob Genetski
  35. State Representative Amanda Price
  36. State Senator Rick Jones
  37. State Representative Al Pscholka, House Appropriations Committee Majority Vice Chair
  38. State Senator Roger Kahn, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair
  39. State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker
  40. State Representative Wayne Schmidt, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chair
  41. State Senator Tom Casperson, Senate Transportation Committee Chair

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