Didn't know they were working on this:
More here: https://www.groundworkcenter.org/projec ... arbor.htmlPassenger Rail Connects Michigan
CONNECTING PETOSKEY AND TRAVERSE CITY TO ANN ARBOR BY TRAIN
There’s widespread interest in establishing passenger rail service to northwest Michigan. It would provide much needed transportation options for travelers—including the roughly 90,000 students along the line, boost downtown economies, and solidify Michigan as a leader in a new era of travel. Revitalizing train service between Traverse City and Ann Arbor is a unique opportunity for Michigan because the state owns the tracks, much of the line is in good shape, and there's already tremendous public support. Groundwork has received dozens of support letters from communities and civic groups along the line, and we’ve raised funds to advance a major study on the project, a study that was released in 2018. Preliminary cost and market data look promising, and we were excited to share it with the public. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the Ann Arbor to Traverse City railroad in the video and full report download, also check out A2TC.org.
More here: https://www.traverseticker.com/news/is- ... -on-track/Is Ann Arbor-Traverse City Train Plan Still On Track?
By Craig Manning | Nov. 8, 2020
A project aimed at revitalizing passenger rail in northern Michigan is still on track. For years, Traverse City’s Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities has been working as part of a steering committee to reestablish passenger train service from Traverse City and to Ann Arbor/Detroit. The project, dubbed A2TC, hit a snag this year due to COVID-19, but is still very much alive, according to Groundwork Center Executive Director Hans Voss.
The initial plan, Voss says, was to use 2020 as a chance to start running special event -- or “excursion” --trains to ignite word-of-mouth. Early ideas included running excursion trains for popular Traverse City tourist draws, including the National Cherry Festival and peak fall color. The global pandemic effectively derailed those plans. ...