The Peoples Champion said:
If you think 600 million right now is worth it, use good ol' fashion democracy and take it to the people. You won't get anywhere without their support. And when you tell them that they gotta pay for it, just tell them, "Well it may not be of any use now. But MAYBE we can use it in 50 years...".
These are the people that considered it Fine Business to continue having an abandoned prison and Fallout 3 warehouses where there is now a rather active arena area. Personal feelings aside, I find it hard to believe the whole of Franklin County would vote to support a rail plan. You could pay Sullivant Ave hookers to shout "OH TRAIN, OH TRAIN, OH GOD TRAIN" and it still wouldn't convince Johnny Dime-a-dog that it's a good idea.