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GRAND RAPIDS — After a more than three-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation are restoring daily round-trip train service between Grand Rapids and Chicago starting next week.

Published in Economic Development

GRAND RAPIDS — A regional plan outlining multimodal transportation projects and funding priorities for the next 25 years in Kent and eastern Ottawa County has been accepted by federal agencies — a necessary step for the region to get federal transportation funding.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 12:40

Grand Rapids airport announces $90M expansion

GRAND RAPIDS — A $90 million expansion at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will aid in economic development in West Michigan, the airport authority board said Wednesday.

Published in Economic Development

It’s been 150 years since the “golden spike” joined the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad and drastically increased the speed of transcontinental travel. 

Published in Manufacturing

When Brink Farms Inc. began construction on a rail yard off Turner Avenue in northwest Grand Rapids in 2014, the Hamilton-based bulk transportation firm hoped to alleviate capacity constraints and better serve customers shipping cargo south through the city. 

Published in Economic Development

Investments in rail infrastructure eventually will expedite the time it takes for Amtrak passengers to commute from Kalamazoo to Chicago, potentially cutting travel times by a half hour.