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MDOT public meeting in Ann Arbor to discuss proposed Michigan rail line safety improvements

Lansing, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public meeting in Ann Arbor on safety improvements to prevent trespassing on the Michigan rail line, which carries Amtrak’s Wolverine passenger train service between Detroit/Pontiac and Chicago.

MDOT staff and consultants 
Michigan Operation Lifesaver
City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department
Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission
Interested residents
Community leaders
Local businesses

When and Where:
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
Room 105
4800 E Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(Parking available in Lot 1)

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

Project information:
The purpose of this project is to enhance pedestrian safety along the railroad corridor at locations known to have hazardous conditions. Enhancements could include fencing, special pavement marking, signs, anti-trespass panels, or other improvements.

Public input:
In addition to the public meeting, comments can be submitted via an online comment form and e-mail. Provide your comments by Oct. 17.

Magen Cole
MDOT Office of Rail
425 West Ottawa St. 
P.O. Box 30050 Lansing, MI 48909

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