The Ann Arbor Rail Page

This page is intended to serve as an index for Local In Ann Arbor blog posts about rail projects proposed for Ann Arbor.


Proposed commuter rail lines in TMP from the countywide Washtenaw Ride (failed to incorporate in 2012)

Transit Plan Final_June2011 is the Transit Master Plan (TMP) that was prepared in anticipation of adoption of a countywide transit organization by Washtenaw County voters. It failed to be adopted by most county communities. The plan is no longer available on the AAATA website, though to my knowledge it was never formally abandoned. The sections relating to rail transit are still informative.

Ann Arbor Station is the city webpage on the process to approve a plan for a new train station.

Blog posts:

Train of Dreams (June 24, 2011)

Train of Dreams II (June 25, 2011)

Fuller Road Station and the Mayor’s Letter (July 28, 2011)

WALLY Hitting the Wall? (August 13, 2011)

Fuller Road Station: Parsing the Mayor’s Letter (August 21, 2011)

Fuller Road Station: It’s All About Parking (September 21, 2011)

Say What? The Mayor Speaks About Fuller Road Station (December 9, 2011)

Note: posts in 2012 through 2014 are especially about efforts to form regional transit authorities. Rail projects were sometimes involved, but are not the principal subject.

Ann Arbor’s Fading Dreams of Trains and Rail Systems (February 12, 2017)

The Mayor’s Model for Mobility, 2006. Note the two rail corridors.

Making A Federal Case for Ann Arbor Rail  (April 4, 2017)

Ann Arbor and the Rail Station Gamble (May 28, 2017)

Fuller Road Station – A Review (October 23, 2017)





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