Walk-up Checked Bike Service Begins Aboard the Amtrak Pere Marquette

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Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation will offer walk-up checked bike service aboard the Pere Marquette at the Chicago, St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Holland and Grand Rapids stations for only $10, starting May 6. Reservations Required: Bicycle reservations are required and bike tickets must be presented to the conductor when boarding the train. Passengers can… Read more »

Bicycle Service to Begin May 6 on the Amtrak Pere Marquette

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Bicycle service will officially begin via a soft launch on May 6 as Amtrak opens to reservations. Passengers will now be able to get on and off the train with their bicycles in Grand Rapids, Holland, St. Joseph and Chicago without boxing or disassembling their bikes. Each train will have 15 racks.  There will be… Read more »

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board is Asking For Comments From The Rail-Riding Public

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For the first time ever, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board is asking for comments from the rail-riding public on two important proposed rule-making decisions. One concerns on-time performance standards and the other centers on whether passenger trains can continue to be given preference in transit on host railroads. This is one of the extremely rare… Read more »