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Transportation & Infrastructure

Michigan Amtrak is getting faster and better

Amtrak engine
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The federal government is investing billions to improve rail lines across the country. Will it translate into more riders?

“Let’s take the train.” It seems more and more of us are saying those words these days.

A record 793,000 passengers hopped aboard Amtrak’s three Michigan routes last year and revenue grew to $27.8 million. And there are some changes coming down the track that should make the traveling faster and better for train passengers in Michigan.

Tim Hoeffner, rail director at the Michigan Department of Transportation, joined us today. 

Listen to the full interview above.

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