Transportation - Goal 1


Fast and fuel-efficient statewide high speed railroad networks link residents and visitors from city center to city center and swiftly transport freight throughout the state.

IN 20 YEARS - Michigan is knitted together by an expanded passenger rail system that connects passengers to Michigan’s small, medium and large communities. Freight trains operate faster service to more locations as a result of track improvements.

IN 10 YEARS - Passenger trains operating on upgraded existing freight tracks connect our northern and southern cities and our west and east coasts. Freight trains operate faster service to more locations as a result of expanded and upgrade tracks. Michigan has established a state public transportation agency which plans public transit networks and operates or oversees intercity passenger rail and bus service. This transit agency has contracted with Amtrak to operate increased frequencies on existing passenger routes and service on reestablished routes.

IN 2 YEARS - A Grand Rapids – Lansing – Detroit passenger rail service, operated on existing upgraded freight tracks, is in final planning stages and will soon carry passengers. The state department of transportation has contracted with Amtrak for additional passenger rail frequency on two of Michigan’s existing passenger routes.