Steel wheels on steel rails

No other form of transportation is as energy efficient as "steel wheels on steel rails". Saving the few railroad tracks that serve northern Michigan is a must for our future resilience.  Bruckbauer points out that Michigan is really just getting a handle on it's rail needs with the current level of planning, and much more public support is needed to insure that the north gets the connections  and rail development it needs.  Just a few years ago the state was not looking at future rail plans at all, and only strong public showings at public comment sessions has kept the northern part of the state in the discussion at all. July 14 brings a panel discussion to the Traverse Area Public Library where current work on downstate rail improvements will be outline and discussed.  But, our rails connect downstate so what happens there matters here, and public interest and support  is critical to keeping the whole effort going.