Across the state, people are focusing on transportation initiatives to help move Michigan toward a vibrant, connected future.
To accelerate that conversation, Transportation for Michigan will host the Michigan Transportation Odyssey
, in which participants set off on a three-day voyage from Detroit Metro Airport, to Kalamazoo, to Grand Rapids and to Traverse City using only Michigan’s transit systems and statewide passenger train service. The Transportation Odyssey gets under way on Wednesday, March 21, and will arrive in Grand Rapids on March 22.
Join advocates from around the region and Mayor George Heartwell as we welcome the Michigan Transportation Odyssey to Grand Rapids at our March speaker series event at The Rapid's Central Station downtown.
We’ll explore the connection between passenger rail, transit and economic development with several speakers, headlined by Thomas Carper, Chairman of Amtrak.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and an afterglow event will be held at Founders Brewing Company across the street.
What: Transportation Odyssey Speaker Series Event
Where: The Rapid Central Station - Conference Room, across from Founders Brewing Company
When: March 22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5, cocktails at 5:30)
Take the bus there (all routes lead to the Central Station!) or on-street parking is available (free after 5 p.m. at most meters) on Grandville, Bartlett, Williams and Goodrich Streets, or paid parking is available behind Founders Brewing Company. Free parking is also available in lot 6a under the S-curve after 5 p.m.
This Speaker Series event is sponsored by the Michigan Environmental Council and MSHDA.
Fellow travelers are welcome for part or all of the journey! The Michigan Transportation Odyssey is free and open to the public.