Would You Use A Rail Line Between GR And Holland?
This week a meeting will be held to find out if its feasible to set up a local light rail line between Grand Rapids and Holland. What they want to know is, would you use such a line?
The WMX Pilot Project will be holding a meeting this Wednesday to study the worthiness of such an idea.
I feel like I know a lot of people who make that commute, one way or the other, but is it enough to support mass transit? I'm not sure about that.
According to a post on the Grand Rapids sub reddit page on Reddit.com, the meeting will be held at the Pepsi Stadium Club at Fifth Third Park.
Your in-person vote is needed - yes, you can vote - to support the WMX Pilot Project. Your vote could be instrumental in launching West Michigan's first inter-city commuter transportation service.
Please plan to attend and place your vote for this transformative project. You may RSVP by sending an email to: Scopeland@wmsrdc.org. State that you plan to attend the West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance Public Engagement & Grant Award Meeting on October 10.
Dubbed the WMX Pilot Project, the West Michigan Express Project has been selected as one of the top 6 West Michigan Regional Prosperity Alliance grant projects for Region 4! As such it will be voted on by the public in a meeting on Wednesday, October10, 10am – Noon.
The meeting takes place in the Pepsi Stadium Club, located at center field, Fifth Third Ball Park, 4500 W River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Hudsonville City Manager Patrick Waterman has initiated an effort to determine the potential for light rail transportation service in West Michigan utilizing the existing CSX rail line. The service would offer a low cost, convenient transit option to residents, commuters and visitors to supplement existing surface transportation in the region. The proposed service would at minimum connect the cities of Holland and Grand Rapids with possible stops in Zeeland, Hudsonville, Jenison/Georgetown, and Grandville.
If you need assistance with transportation to the meeting contact me or the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers.
The line is part of a potential coast to coast rail service being considered for the state. While it's just in the planning stages, public input will either move this along or kill it. What are thoughts?