Tom Carper

TomCat Reunion
11:43 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Rekindling Old Connections in Macomb

The former Grin and Beer It. The building later served as the children's library. It was torn down this month as part of the Macomb Public Library expansion.
Credit Tom Carper

Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.  They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to Flickr and Facebook.

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Former Macomb Mayor
10:38 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

End of the Line for Amtrak Chairmanship

Tom Carper

Tom Carper of Macomb has completed his four-year term as chairman of the Amtrak Board of Directors.

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.

“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.

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No Cuts for Three Years
6:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Amtrak Board Chair Praises Funding Stability

The Carl Sandburg at the Macomb Travel Center
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Amtrak Board Chairman Tom Carper

The head of the Amtrak Board of Directors said the service has benefited from funding stability in recent years.

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.

“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.

He also pointed out ridership is up.

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