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ODOT Says No to COTA, High Speed Rail Funding

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Via XINGColumbus.com: ODOT Rescinds Transit Funding – COTA Loses New Route February 9, 2011 by John As previously reported, COTA was planning to add a new route connecting Riverside Hospital, OSU Medical Center, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus College of Art and Design, Grant Hospital, and Children’s Hospital.  However, with ODOT funding cut from […]

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Best Messageboard Topic of 2010 – The 3C Corridor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Messageboard Topic of 2010 – The 3C Corridor

The 3C Corridor Passenger Rail system has been a topic discussed on Columbus Underground for several years, but the rumble around the train became much louder in 2010 as the project started to make some tangible progress. In January, the project was awarded $400 million in federal stimulus dollars and was given the greenlight to […]

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Report: High-Speed Rail Will Boost Economy in Ohio

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A new report called “Connecting the Midwest” was released by the Ohio Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) today and provides in-depth information on how high-speed passenger rail systems in the Midwest will create jobs, boost the economy, reduce highway congestion, and reduce fuel consumption. “As the saying goes, ‘you are either part of the problem, […]

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ODOT Interview with Jolene Molitoris: 3C Corridor

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is responsible for a wide variety of highway upgrades and maintenance projects throughout Central Ohio, but two of the largest local projects currently in development are the Interstate 70/71 “Split Fix” and the 3C Corridor Passenger Rail system. We recently sat down with Jolene Molitoris, Director of ODOT, to discuss […]

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Ohio’s 3C Passenger Rail Corridor Receives $400M

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According to a Statehouse source, the 3C Corridor should be officially receiving federal stimulus dollars tomorrow in an announcement following Obama’s State of the Union speech. In October 2009, ODOT and the Ohio Rail Development Commission submitted their application for $563 million to help fund a passenger rail line that would run between Cleveland, Columbus, […]

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Two New Support Groups for 3C Passenger Rail

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Linking Ohio – “Linking Ohio is a diverse group of citizens who have lots of different reasons to want passenger rail transportation available in Ohio, starting with the 3-C “Quick Start” Project connecting Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati. Ohio state government has applied for $564 million in Federal grant dollars to make this passenger train […]

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How to Prepare for Amtrak’s Return to Columbus

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Jeff Johnson has a very interesting post up on his Urban In-Fill blog today that describes his experience commuting between Cleveland and Chicago via Amtrak. Additionally, he mentions the Amtrak Guest Rewards program that he’s already started to collect points for. He sees it as way to “send a message to Amtrak” that folks who […]

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