Tom Carper http://tspr.org en Rekindling Old Connections in Macomb http://tspr.org/post/rekindling-old-connections-macomb <p>Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.&nbsp; They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/120028728%40N08/sets/" target="_blank">Flickr</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/1476027459283867/" target="_blank">Facebook.</a> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:43:19 +0000 Rich Egger 56332 at http://tspr.org Rekindling Old Connections in Macomb End of the Line for Amtrak Chairmanship http://tspr.org/post/end-line-amtrak-chairmanship <p>Tom Carper of Macomb has completed his four-year term as chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors.</p><p>Carper feels Amtrak enjoyed success during that period, though sometimes it was frustrating because the federal government has no dedicated source of funding for passenger rail service.</p><p></p><p>“So every year, we’re in the budget. So every year, people who don’t like passenger rail or whatever can take a whack at Amtrak. That’s frustrating,” Carper said.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 03:38:31 +0000 Rich Egger 31490 at http://tspr.org End of the Line for Amtrak Chairmanship Amtrak Board Chair Praises Funding Stability http://tspr.org/post/amtrak-board-chair-praises-funding-stability <p>The head of the Amtrak Board of Directors said the service has benefited from funding stability in recent years.<br><br>Chairman Tom Carper, who is a former mayor of Macomb, said it's been crucial to Amtrak's planning to have the threat of cuts removed.<br><br>“We've had stability in the last three years, and lo and behold, what's happened? We're building railroads in the Midwest,” Carper said.<br><br>He also pointed out ridership is up.<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:16:20 +0000 Rich Egger 20722 at http://tspr.org Amtrak Board Chair Praises Funding Stability