Skip to comments....High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati
Posted on 01/27/2010 6:41:40 PM PST by Cindy
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For Immediate Release January 27, 2010 Fact Sheet: High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Cleveland - Columbus - Dayton - Cincinnati
Awardees: Ohio Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $400,000,000
Benefiting State: Ohio
Miles of Track: New - 250 miles
This new corridor connects four major metropolitan areas in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. This significant route, named the 3C Corridor, has a length of 250 miles and will serve communities near Lake Erie, in Central Ohio, and the Tri-State region around Cincinnati. These metropolitan areas are among the largest in the United States that are currently not served by passenger rail.
The corridor will connect 12 economically-distressed counties, and the new service will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs throughout the state. The project will also bring livability benets to the region, as many new stations will be constructed or restored in historic downtowns where they will connect to transit and other modes of transportation. Nearly 40 colleges and universities lie in close proximity to the route, as do the headquarters of 22 Fortune 500 companies.
The 3C Corridor is expected to be the first phase of a long-term vision for an extensive network of passenger rail corridors connecting the cities of Ohio and neighboring states. Subsequent phases are expected to increase speeds, cut trip times and boost available round trips.
Summary of Corridor Investments Using funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this new service is expected to oer three daily round trips at speeds up to 79 mph, serving a population of more than 6.8 million people (nearly 60 percent of Ohios population).
This investment will fund a number of projects across the state, including track upgrades, grade crossings, new stations, and maintenance facilities. This project will also include planning for necessary equipment that can support future service improvements.
best thing that could happen to over the rhine is a pnd )(pocket nuclear device)
My 17 year old daughter was flat out amzed when she hear another Infamous new reader, speak glowingly that it had been 4 consecutive weeks without a murder. She looked at me and asked “We are supposed to celebrate that”
Welcome to Cincy
And...the best benefit of all???? Assure that Ohio will be in the Oboy’s re-election corner.
look Look! LOOK!!
There goes the ACORN Express!
That is the funniest!
Below is exactly what is going to happen to us in Ohio after this dumb idea is rolling for a year, times 10.
It’s birthday time for the Rail Runner Express commuter rail service today marks the first anniversary of the train’s service between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Officials say that since the Santa Fe service started, the train has carried 1,372,000 passengers, a daily average of about 4,400.
But fares still don’t account for much of the Rail Runner’s operating budget. Rail Runner spokeswoman Augusta Meyers said out of last fiscal year’s $21 million operating budget for the train, about $1.9 million came from ticket sales. Most of the money, about $17 million, was from the federal government’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.
Every time this comes up for Ohio I ask the same questions. Who's going to ride it? How do you get around once you get to your destination? Where are you laying down all the new tracks, you can't use the freight tracks.
(I hear you - Summit County resident here)
I can’t believe John K will be interested in this money pit.
Correct me if I'm wrong but did the evil robber barons (Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Charles Crocker, Edward Harriman, Leland Stanford) build the railroads only to be vilified by politicians later.
How “free” is driving if you require a license from the state to do it, and to register with the state all the implements of doing it, and must pay taxes to the state for every mile you go (gas tax), and can only drive on government approved rights of way?
You are really at the total mercy of the state when it comes to travel if you rely only on your car.
OTOH, public conveyances (trains, planes, buses) can be used by all without any governmental distraint.
Its bizzarre that people have such a backwards view of “freedom” as what you expressed, but, well, there you have it. Socialism and legal restraint is “freedom” and freedom using conveyance provided by private corporations is being constrained.
Really? When's the last time you flew? 1965? Take off your shoes, get searched, can't carry a gun, can't carry SHAMPOO for crying out loud!
I flew last week. I didn’t need any sort of government permissions or registrations to do it. I just bought a ticket, went to the airport, walked through security, and got on the plane.
Having driven the Columbus-Cleveland route serveral times , my take is this.
If it weren’t for the semis there would be little to low normal traffic.
As it is it’s mostly trucks.
You needed a valid government issued photo ID.
Walked through security? Just like that? Not since September 11, and I fly a lot, and into little burgs like Presque Isle, Maine. Shoes off, no liquids over 3 ounces, blah, blah, blah.
The government controls you no matter what your mode of transport is.
So, expensive rail will be provided to those who do not have the money or a reason to ride. This is becoming more 'Atlas Shrugged' all the time.
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