Jack Dean



June, 2022

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Supported a comment by jozanna hudson on Michigan Central 2 weeks, 3 days ago
jozanna hudson
i wish we could open it for a real train station again !! we definitely need a terminal back that can get us back and forth like that !
Commented on Michigan Central 2 weeks, 3 days ago
I would use it frequently! I live in Ann Arbor and just this weekend took the train from Windsor to Toronto. Ability to get on in AA and go to Detroit for a night (concert, sporting event, evening out) or continuing onto Toronto on a single seat ride would be amazing.
Supported a comment by Peter Dudley on Michigan Central 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Peter Dudley
Amtrak intends to inaugurate a new Chicago / Detroit / Windsor / Toronto train, which will make its Detroit stop at "a newly renovated Michigan Central Terminal" (!)
Return Amtrak to Michigan Central members favor reviving rail passenger service at Ford Motor Company's landmark Michigan Central Station (MCS), currently undergoing renovation in Detroit MI.
The attached Detroit News photograph (shot on January 5, 1988) shows the last Amtrak WOLVERINE train to depart from MCS.
Supported a comment by Peter Dudley on Michigan Central 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Peter Dudley
Historically, most MCS employees and intercity rail passengers accessed the landmark via the East Entrance, adjacent to a covered light rail terminal. In 1914, regional electric interurban service extended from MCS as far as Almont, Ann Arbor, and other southeastern Michigan points. DEPOT LOOP streetcars shuttled constantly between MCS and downtown Detroit until 1938. Adaptive re-use of the long-gone terminal site as yet-another park ("The Triangle") doesn't make sense. M-1 RAIL should extend its streetcar service along Michigan Avenue, from Campus Martius to the East Entrance, and BEYOND -- roll the trolley down the ramp, stop below the East Entrance, and continue through the long-vacant MCS Mail Room (under the tracks) to Newark Street, Mexicantown, Clark Park, and all points west. Another possibility: EXPRESS light-rail service, running alongside the forthcoming grade-separated May Creek Greenway and West Jefferson Avenue, could connect MCS with downtown Detroit via the recently-privatized Joe Louis Arena Garage transit hub, and the adjacent Detroit People Mover (DPM) station. The north side of the garage was intended to serve as a commuter rail terminal -- the trains never arrived.
Supported a comment by Peter Dudley on Michigan Central 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Peter Dudley
REAL Southeastern Michigan Rapid Transit members favor adaptive re-use of available, grade-separated (and long-trackless) railroad right-of-way as new high-speed transit corridors. These existing linear resources should host future transportation systems, including High Speed Rail (HSR), Commuter Rail, Light Rail, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Most such systems should run at 80 mph or faster, between widely separated stations (where passengers can connect with local transit options). https://www.facebook.com/groups/851574944885668/
Supported a comment by Bob J on Michigan Central 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Bob J
Create a transit center were multiple bus routes can converge. Make use of the rails with actual passenger trains of some sort