Bikes on Trains – Just Around the Track

Since the release of the Michigan State Rail plan last September, LMB has actively lobbied Amtrak to allow bicycles onboard Michigan passenger trains. We are excited to announce that our efforts are paying off and that Amtrak is currently taking steps to accommodate bicyclists on Michigan passenger trains.

In March, LMB delivered our bikes on trains petition to Thomas C. Carper, Chairman of the Board for Amtrak. The petition, which has grown to 3100+ names, urges the railroad to provide onboard accommodations for bicyclists and bike parking at all stations.

In response to the petition, Mr. Carper sent LMB a letter on June 25th outlining the current status of bicycle accommodations for both existing railroad cars needing retrofits, as…

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