Green Media Advisory: Hearing scheduled to discuss importance of rail freight in rural MI

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, is set to host a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 7 in conjunction with the Michigan Agri-Business Association to discuss the need to modernize rural freight networks in Michigan. It comes on the heels of Gov. Snyder’s special message to the Legislature on the need to revitalize Michigan's deteriorating infrastructure.

“Agriculture is vital to the Bay and Thumb region’s economy and having a modern, efficient rail system is essential to its future success,” Green said. “We’ll address the needs for better rail transport for agriculture commodities and products and highlight the ways we can improve it.”

The hearing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center at 3775 S. Reese Road in Frankenmuth. Local and state leaders, agriculture producers, food processors, and rail transport providers will participate.

Members of the press and public are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Green’s office toll free at 866-305-2131 or at his website