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    Josh Lapp
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    Since we’re all asking questions today…

    We have 3 large, different, and diverse metros in this state who all compete nationally and who all have distinct advantages and disadvantages. The 3C was a way to physically connect the cities but in lieu of that (since its not happening at the moment) why don’t we see or here more about cooperation between the cities. Not to say that it doesn’t happen but how could it happen more, and how could that leverage our state assets to better compete nationally and globally?

    To me, it just seems that we’re all in separate corners, fighting separate battles or fighting each other when in reality we could collectively be each others best assets.

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    I always thought a single smart fare card for all of Ohio’s major urban transit systems might make sense. For any one city, implementing the technology can be a rather expensive proposition, but all combined would have some economy of scale.

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    johnwirtz said:
    I always thought a single smart fare card for all of Ohio’s major urban transit systems might make sense.

    How often do people from each of the big cities use transit systems in the other cities?

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    There’s a fair deal of collaboration between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, actually. At least in terms of economic development as it pertains to the health/tech industry.

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    There’s not really “collaboration” between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. More like sharing of information because they face similar challenges in redevelopment.

    Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati don’t really collaborate because they’re relatively far from each other and each has a rather distinct economy from the other. Where there’s more proximity, you see more cooperation, as between Cleveland and Akron or Cincinnati and Dayton.

    What, exactly, do you think Ohio’s 3 large metros should collaborate on?

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    joshlapp said:
    The 3C was a way to physically connect the cities but in lieu of that (since its not happening at the moment) why don’t we see or here more about cooperation between the cities.

    Seems this portion of your statement would imply that the cities aren’t physically connected,(?) and the 3C would have addressed that. In regards to collaboration, what would the 3C offer that other modes of transportation or electronic communication & information sharing, couldn’t do?

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    All this talk about “The 3C”.
    It already exists, remember. Ohio Route 3.

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