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Old Posted Jan 10, 2022, 8:31 PM
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You mean a NYC - Toronto HSR line? The Maple Leaf (which is kind of awful, honestly) already runs this route.

I've seen some proposals for such an HSR line, but nothing serious. Both countries have better routes to work on before such a line should be considered.
HSR on any USA-Canada route would require much more efficient customs handling than currently exists. We will also need to get well beyond COVID, which has crushed cross-border travel.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2022, 10:13 PM
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Amtrak, VIA and Go railway might have to build a new Windsor Train Station to make the Chincago-Detroit-Toronto route work.

They could keep the existing station too but its not well placed for a seamless travel experience for the Amtrak route to Toronto (if it runs through Windsor to begin with).
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2022, 4:47 PM
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ha i would love the detroit s-bahn idear -- it will happen someday!
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2022, 11:18 PM
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Amtrak, VIA and Go railway might have to build a new Windsor Train Station to make the Chincago-Detroit-Toronto route work.
There is no GO Train to Windsor, closest stop is in London.
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2022, 11:57 PM
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Being able to take a train from a Corktown station in Detroit to a Corktown station in Toronto would be very interesting.
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2022, 2:11 PM
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Heard this on the radio this morning -

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Detroit's People Mover plans reopening in April, offering free rides for 120 days
Michigan Radio | By Briana Rice
March 31, 2022

Detroit's People Mover is reopening after a two year closure due to the pandemic. Officials have not yet announced an exact opening date, but they said it should be sometime in April. The People Mover, which travels 2.9 miles around Downtown Detroit will be offering free rides for the first 120 days of service. It used to cost 75 cents for a one-way ride. For now, the train will offer limited service at nine stations. Officials said they have set up sanitizer stations, and trains will be cleaned multiple times a day.

In the proposed 2022 fiscal budget, the system is seeking $6.5 million, mostly for staffing and operations, officials said. In the coming years, officials want around $90 million dollars for new train cars, staffing, and infrastructure updates. They said the current train cars will need to be replaced in the next five years at a cost of around $60 million.
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Old Posted May 24, 2022, 12:59 AM
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Expanding marine transportation was part of discussion when Wayne County Port Authority head meet with Finnish Delegates.


15 Finnish delegates just took a bus trip around Michigan — and felt very much at home

Neal Rubin, Detroit Free Press
Sun, May 22, 2022

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We have trees, water and factories, the theory went, while they have trees, water and raw materials for batteries, so everyone should get together to chat about things like mobility, smart shipping, forest bio-economy industries, and whether to snag a Slows brisket sandwich or perhaps go with a chicken-and-bacon Yardbird from the assortment set out for lunch.

When I met him at the glass-walled headquarters of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority early Thursday, executive director Mark Schrupp said the travelers and hosts were at "the relationship-building stage."

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These days, he said, he's interested in expanding marine transportation in Detroit, "because we know that's the greenest way to move vehicles and goods."

Specifically, he envisions using the river as a highway, with a fleet of boats smaller than a typical freighter zipping parts and pickups to destinations reached now by trains and trucks.

He's on the prowl for $2.2 million to pave the Detroit docks to accommodate cars, and $200,000 for a feasibility study for an agricultural port.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/15-finnis...100234085.html
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2022, 12:24 AM
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What about cargo out of Willow run
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It's about time Oakland County puts a vote like this to the voters to end the opt-out that several communities in the county use. Hopefully it passes and maybe next year Wayne County can do the same thing.

Countywide transit millage moves closer to reality in Oakland County

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County commissioners are scheduled to decide at their Wednesday board meeting on whether to put a 10-year countywide transit millage on the Nov. 8 ballot. If the board moves the measure forward as expected, voters would choose whether or not to end a patchwork approach to public transportation in metro Detroit’s second most populous county.
It would mark a dramatic shift in the conversation that swirled around metro Detroit transit earlier this year when the Auburn Hills city council voted to pull that community out of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation system, an effort later thwarted by a circuit court judge but which was seen as symbolic of the region's transit woes.
https://www.freep.com/story/news/loc...e/10282087002/
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2022, 12:16 AM
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Northern Michigan passenger rail plan, from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, one step clos

This would actually be pretty awesome if this happened. A lot of people from Metro Detroit go to Traverse City for vacation.
Northern Michigan passenger rail plan, from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, one step closer to reality
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In July, Michigan state lawmakers, led by northern Michigan’s Senator Wayne Schmidt, included $1 million to advance the Northern Michigan passenger rail Phase II planning study in the State of Michigan’s 2023 Labor and Economic Opportunity budget.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that project partners will be awarded the remaining $1.3 million through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program to advance the northern Michigan passenger rail Phase II planning study. RAISE is a competitive grant program that supports transportation projects all over the United States.
https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-a...er-to-reality/
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2022, 10:29 PM
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Mayor Pete approve a train up to his new home Traverse City? No word on if he’ll have a private carriage.
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2022, 10:45 PM
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Wow, you sound like you really know what you're talking about.
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