ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public input on safety enhancements for the Amtrak Wolverine line in Ann Arbor.

This includes a proposal to install fencing along sections of the Huron River, which has sparked resident protests. A public meeting for discussion is scheduled for October 3rd at Washtenaw Community College.

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MDOT’s objective is to prevent accidents involving trespassers on the rail property, citing previous near misses and collisions. Planned improvements encompass various measures like fencing, special pavement markings, signs, and anti-trespass panels.

More than 1,700 people have signed an online petition opposing the plan, expressing concerns about restricted river access, habitat disruption, trail blockage, and environmental impact.