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COVID puts plans for test of new Michigan train line on hold

Posted at 6:54 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 18:54:36-05

LANSING, Mich. — The coronavirus pandemic has forced supporters of a new passenger train service to northern Michigan to put off plans for test rides on the proposed 240-mile line.

The Detroit Free Press cited backers of the Ann Arbor-to-Traverse City route as saying those test runs were slated to start in 2021. They are now on hold, said James Bruckbauer, deputy director of The Groundwork Center For Resilient Communities, a nonprofit organization that is leading the push for the new line.

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