I've been thinking, and why does Columbus not have rail transit or another form of transportation.? A couple months ago, when The Blue Jackets where having open house, and the Clippers where in the playoffs. A woman was upset on the street corner of Neil, and W Nationwide that their was no cabs or other transportation to the airport. She said she had only 45 minutes till her flight and had no way to get to the airport.
I have a couple of questions.
1) Do buses even go to the airport? I feel you can only go to Port Columbus in a Car or Taxi Cab.
2) Why do we not have rail transit or street cars? I mean we could link The casino, Ohio State, Arena District, German Village, Franklin Park conservatory, COSI, Columbus zoo and the airport to the core of our city. I mean I would rather use a rail transit and pay $1.25 a trip then $7 bucks in gas back and forth.
I think we have great opportunities to link hospitals, colleges, attractions, offices, airport, restaurants, and so many things together if we have rail transit in Columbus. WE NEED RAIL TRANSIT!
3) We could have street cars in the core of downtown, where we could ride from Biccentinal Park to the Columbus Commons, to the Capitol buildings, to Grant Medical Center, to CCAD and Columbus state, to the convention center to nationwide and Huntington Park. We could also have future lines that link German Village, Short North, OSU campus, and Franklin Park Conservatory to the center?
I just don't understand why we don't have any forms of rail transit. Wouldn't it cause future development like it did in Portland, Charlotte, Austin, and Minneapolis?