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Kasich says no passenger rail for Ohio ("The train is dead" Got austerity?)
WDTN ^ | 11/3/2010 | Sonu Wasu

Posted on 11/03/2010 6:50:56 PM PDT by TSgt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) - In his first news conference as governor elect, John Kasich de-railed plans for high speed trains connecting Dayton to the rest of the state.

In a press conference with reporters from around the state, Kasich outlined his priorities for taking Ohio into the future.

"My message today is to get jobs going in this state," said Kasich.

Political analysts said the economy is what helped Kasich win the election, now he wants the economy to win for Ohio.

"We have to become competitive. We've got to show the people of this state that we can manage the budget and we are going to be very aggressively talking to businesses both in this state, and outside of this state," said Kasich.

Kasich also answered questions about education, saying he needed to have a serious conversation with educators about unfunded mandates. Kasich is strongly against Governor Ted Strickland's evidence based model of education, saying there are no funds to enforce it.

"We are going to get dollars into the classroom, and push shared services, and make sure there's no excuse for multiple school districts not being able to share administrators. There's too many things going on out there that are not business like," said Kasich.

Kasich also had a direct message for the teacher's union, who blasted him during the campaign for his stance on the merit pay and holding teachers accountable.

"I am waiting for the teachers union to take out full page ads in all of the newspapers apologizing for what they had to say about me during this campaign," said Kasich.

An issue important to many in the Miami Valley was the future of the 3-C rail, that would bring passenger rail travel into the region.

Kasich minched no words about the future of passenger rail service in Dayton and the rest of the state.

"That train is dead. I said it during the campaign. It is dead. Passenger rail is not in Ohio's future."

Kasich went on to say that he did support expanding the rails to help with the transportation of goods, just not for passengers.

2 News asked Dayton officials about Kasich's remarks.

City economic development director John Gower said it was too early to comment.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: boondoggles; highspeedtrains; lightrail; railroads; teachersunion
I love the smell of napalm budget cuts in the morning!

Smells like, austerity.


1 posted on 11/03/2010 6:50:58 PM PDT by TSgt
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To: TSgt

Hopefully Rick Snyder in Michigan will catch a whiff of reality outside of Ann Arbor and be forced that we can’t afford magical choo choos as well.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 6:52:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Willie Green
Sorry!

3 posted on 11/03/2010 6:52:57 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: cripplecreek

The weeping and gnashing of teeth by parasitic liberals has only begun!

I look forward to a hot knife cutting through the state budget like butter.


4 posted on 11/03/2010 6:54:24 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: TSgt

Ground Obama’s caravan and use the 200 mil a day here in the US of A.

Make Obama get in the back of a bus and get back home.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 6:54:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: TSgt

The train is dead. Thank you, Governor-elect! They’re totally overpriced for the few passengers that would ride the 3-C corridor. And the stupid thing is supposed to start out averaging 47 mi/h. Which means the novelty would quickly wear off.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 6:58:43 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: TSgt

This is exactly what the GOP needs to do at levels: SHOCK AND AWE!!

Hit them from the get-go so hard that they won’t know what’s hitting them! They need to be clear that we’re not screwing around!

Lets not forget what the Kenyan said about a week ago: “They can come along for the ride...but they have to sit in the back.”

Lets reach out the same way they did!

Good job Gov. Kasich!!


7 posted on 11/03/2010 6:59:16 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: TSgt

Good news for taxpayers


8 posted on 11/03/2010 6:59:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Right Wing Assault; Willie Green

Has anybody seen Willie Green recently?


9 posted on 11/03/2010 7:02:27 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
The train is dead. Thank you, Governor-elect! They’re totally overpriced for the few passengers that would ride the 3-C corridor. And the stupid thing is supposed to start out averaging 47 mi/h. Which means the novelty would quickly wear off.

We are not much of a train nation anymore, we love our cars, that's simple. Rail is OK for freight though, but I'm glad Kasich realizes we cannot fund this nor should we waste the money. IIRC, I can't remember where I read this but average speed of a train was higher in 1900 than it is now.

BTW, Kasich is from McKees Rocks, a suburb of Pittsburgh which is near me.
10 posted on 11/03/2010 7:03:11 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: namvolunteer

He decided to throw a fit in JimRob’s direction, posted an opus and hasn’t returned.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 7:04:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Hey Crip,

Please break the news to Willie Green gently.


12 posted on 11/03/2010 7:05:38 PM PDT by gigster
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To: All; TSgt

Today is Jim Robinson's birthday.
For FReepers who haven't yet donated....
Please money bomb the FReep-a-thon tonight!

13 posted on 11/03/2010 7:06:47 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: TSgt

I can only hope that Kasich does to the Teachers’ Unions EXACTLY what Christie has done in HIS State. Unions are what drives Ohio into becoming a 3rd World enclave in its major cities, infested with taxpayer-fed parasites who have not worked meaningfully in their entire lives, and live in Democrat-controlled cesspools. AFSCME, SEIU, and the other bloated extortionist groups should be prosecuted and run out of town State-wide.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 7:07:43 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: gigster

Our choo choo marxist’s last known posting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2607597/posts?page=60#60


15 posted on 11/03/2010 7:09:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TSgt
I look forward to a hot knife cutting through the state budget like butter.

sounds like he might govern just like Govenor Christie of New Jersey!

16 posted on 11/03/2010 7:10:44 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Nowhere Man
I can't remember where I read this but average speed of a train was higher in 1900 than it is now

That is not unusual with the congestion and various ordinances. Recently I read that container ships are now sailing slower than clipper ships, in order to save on fuel.

17 posted on 11/03/2010 7:11:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: cripplecreek; namvolunteer

Jim’s warning:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2607597/posts?page=65#65

Had nothing but good things to say about Weyrich in the past, but if he said anything like that, then obviously he was off track on this one.

I’ll put it this way so there is no misunderstanding. If you continue pushing leftist clap-trap on this website, you get the zot.

It’s not wanted here. Drop it or leave. The choice is yours and I’m not going to argue with you about it. Zip it or zot it.


18 posted on 11/03/2010 7:12:17 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: cripplecreek

There was an opus and I missed it?! Damn!


19 posted on 11/03/2010 7:14:51 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TSgt

Do you know what the political climate is like in Indiana? Is it favorable for trains or no?

Id rather not see a fight within the Michigan GOP at this point and it would be best if high speed rail simply became a non issue for Michigan. If the train has no place to go, Snyder could drop it gracefully.


20 posted on 11/03/2010 7:18:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TSgt
>>”I am waiting for the teachers union to take out full page ads in all of the newspapers apologizing for what they had to say about me during this campaign,” said Kasich.<<

Do we have another Christie here?
21 posted on 11/03/2010 7:18:50 PM PDT by Bronzy (Remember In November.)
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To: cripplecreek

And maybe get rid of that stupid “renewable energy requiment”.


22 posted on 11/03/2010 7:19:23 PM PDT by technically right
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To: technically right

I don’t like Rick Snyder or his liberal ideas but I prefer to shut him down gracefully so we don’t end up with a democrat again in just a few years.

Hopefully guys like Kasich will be able to talk some conservative sense into him without starting a fight that none of us need.


23 posted on 11/03/2010 7:24:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: traditional1

Simple solution: government workers cannot unionize and may not vote. Pass a constitutional amendment to that effect.


24 posted on 11/03/2010 7:28:23 PM PDT by maro (One term is enough)
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To: namvolunteer

I hear he’s OUTTA HERE


25 posted on 11/03/2010 7:39:24 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: TSgt

There have been many thoughtful articles written explaining how this light rail plan was impractcal and infeasible every way itould be examined. Yet the Dems pressed on. Liberalism is a form of insanity.


26 posted on 11/03/2010 7:46:20 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: TSgt

There have been many thoughtful articles written explaining how this light rail plan was impractcal and infeasible every way it could be examined. Yet the Dems pressed on. Liberalism is a form of insanity.


27 posted on 11/03/2010 7:46:38 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: cripplecreek
He decided to throw a fit in JimRob’s direction, posted an opus and hasn’t returned.

Wow, they're dropping like flies!

I wonder if he:

a. left on a midnight train to Georgia.

b. jumped in the nearest boxcar heading out of town.

c. is easin' on down the tracks in one of those hand-cranked rail cars we used to see in silent movies.

d. got some TARP money to go off and start his own Train system.

28 posted on 11/03/2010 7:57:43 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: TSgt; KevinDavis; cripplecreek; Lurker; Willie Green

What does a Republican House mean to me?

A Republican House means fewer Socialist rail boondoggles!


29 posted on 11/03/2010 8:02:49 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: latina4dubya

That’s exactly what I was thinking.


30 posted on 11/03/2010 8:03:15 PM PDT by themoralcompass
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To: cripplecreek

Apparently,after Jim-Rob smacked him down, he took his ball and slinked home.


31 posted on 11/03/2010 8:06:08 PM PDT by gigster
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To: Grizzled Bear

I think Washington State needs to take a lesson from this.


32 posted on 11/03/2010 8:14:56 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: TSgt

Gov elect Scott Walker in WI is going to put an end to a 800 million boongoggle high speed train between Milwaukee and Madison.


33 posted on 11/03/2010 8:29:29 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: traditional1

ABSOLUTELY!!


34 posted on 11/03/2010 8:31:19 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: gigster; cripplecreek
Apparently,after Jim-Rob smacked him down, he took his ball and slinked home.

The way Jim put it to him: "Zip it or zot it." His profile is still active so I guess his choice was to zip it.

35 posted on 11/03/2010 9:47:18 PM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

36 posted on 11/03/2010 9:49:38 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Right Wing Assault
We could have used Kasich eight years ago. Bill Richardson used just under 1/2 billion targeted for road construction to build Richardson's Railroad which serves several hundred passengers per day in NM along the relatively sparsely populated Rio Grande corridor (compared to big cities like Chicago). It travels from small towns Belen and Los Lunas to ABQ then north to Santa Fe. It runs generally alongside 75 mph I-25 and for the final 15 miles to SF in the highway median! Operating costs are paid 87% by taxpayers and only 13% by passengers (I suspect its actually under 10% if the accounting was done properly.) King Richard has less than 60 days left in his reign, replaced by a Republican.
37 posted on 11/03/2010 9:58:12 PM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. Wasn't that enough for you? ")
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To: TSgt

The thought that this race was so close makes me sick!! Kasich should have have 70% of the vote.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 4:33:35 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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