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ANN ARBOR, August 16, 2022 ~ 1.3 million has just been granted to the Cadillac/Wexford Transit Authority, bringing their vision of a passenger rail corridor between Ann Arbor and Traverse City (A2TC) one step closer to reality.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made the announcement last week, indicating that the funds would come from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program.
August 16, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne tells Paul W. the idea of a passenger rail line running from Ann Arbor to Traverse City is one step closer to reality.
(CONTINUED) The RAISE program helps urban and rural communities move forward on initiatives that modernize roads, bridges, rail lines, and ports, with emphasis on projects that could generate a substantial economic impact to the surrounding communities.
In a 2018 study, researchers found that the A2TC rail line would serve an expected 1.5 million riders each year and generate more than $100 million dollars annually.
The planning study team is expected to issue their results within the next 18 months.
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