Why is it not on the agenda? How can we make this a reality?
Every other day, I hear about people from bigger cities, as well a potential coworker from France, that finally decide that Columbus is a great place to live, but the second they realize they need to own a car to make it work in Columbus, they decide not to move here.
We are losing out on the demographic that every city desires (young, educated professionals) because of the fact that we have no real mass transit system. Sure COTA isn't bad and it's getting better, but where's the light rail? Where's the metro?
Don't tell me that Central Ohio isn't dense enough, because it is (at least enough to start small). It can take 20+ years to build light rail, so we need to get started now.
The sort of discussion I am looking to spur in this topic is--What can we do to contribute to/start this effort? What would it take to get light rail moving forward in Central Ohio?
Any ideas/comments/opinions are greatly appreciated! Thank you.