State-Owned Rail Lines

  • View Map of State-owned Rail LinesThe Michigan Department of Transportation manages 665 miles of state-owned rail lines. These five lines are operated under contract by five freight railroads. Intercity passenger rail service is also provided on the corridor between Kalamazoo and Dearborn. 

    Contact Us:
    Nikkie Johnson, Operating & Property Management
    517-335-0939   

    Ryan Hoensheid, Railroad Bridge Engineer
    517-290-6376

    Jim D’Lamater, Freight Infrastructure Engineering Manager 
    517-335-3577

    Shaun Bates, Accelerated Rail Infrastructure Engineering Manager
    517-896-7615

    Ryan Weiss, Track Engineer (excluding accelerated rail corridor)
    517-335-2926

Accessing State-Owned Rail

Operating Railroads