Amtrak ridership increases in East Lansing

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Dave Brace is a James Madison student at Michigan State University. When he wants to visit his family for the weekend, he does not call his parents for a ride. Instead, he goes online and books a Amtrak ticket.

“It’s the cheapest way because it beats 30 to 50 dollars in gas, and it’s also very convenient,” says Brace.

Brace was one of the 58,000 riders for the Blue Water Rail line that runs from Port Huron, Mich., to Chicago. The total number of the ridership in East Lansing Amtrak station specifically increased because residents and students are willing to adopt other multiple transportations said Lori Mullins, East Lansing’s community development analyst.

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