This Week News wrote MORPC officially takes light rail off transportation plan
None of three transit proposals met federal funding criteria
Thursday, July 26, 2007
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has officially removed the proposed light rail transit plan from its Fiscally Balanced Transportation Plan and placed the concept on the commission’s “wish list.”
Ahmad Al-Akhras, assistant director of transportation, recently told the group’s policy committee that MORPC will continue to monitor conditions for the proposed light rail transit corridor and federal policy, but the project cannot move forward without federal support and approval.
The light rail transit plan called for the development of a corridor from south of downtown Columbus, south of Mound Street near the Franklin County Courthouse, north to the Polaris area, north of Lazelle Road.