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For better or worse, Amtrak signs on to Michigan deal

Make up your own mind. Here is the crux of a story reported in the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Amtrak today agreed to a plan that would put a passenger service line between Kalamazoo and Ypsilanti under new ownership.

The railroad sale has been a point of contention for many leaders in communities along the line, including Battle Creek, who have cited fears of decreased passenger service under the new Michigan Central Railway. That is a joint venture between Norfolk, Va.-based Norfolk Southern Corp. and Pittsburgcq, Kan.-based Watco Cos. Inc.

“We were looking for an enforceable commitment, and it appears that Amtrak is holding Michigan Central Railway accountable,” said Battle Creek Mayor John Godfrey.

Filed under: Amtrak, Regional USA Passenger Rail

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