Airport-Downtown Rail Line Proposed
April 5, 2014 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #1004857
Chairman of Port Columbus task force: ‘This is about economic development’
Columbus Business First
Apr 4, 2014, 3:56pm EDT
Daniel Rosenthal knows a little something about aviation, although not the type that Port Columbus International Airport needs.
Rosenthal, president of helicopter leasing company Milestone Aviation Group, was selected by Mayor Michael Coleman to chair a new task force charged with increasing direct flights through Port Columbus.
But, it’s more than that, said Rosenthal, citing Mayor Coleman’s ambitions of making the airport a regional transportation center.May 4, 2014 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #1013324
Airports adding downtown rail connections to boost business
Harriet Baskas, Special to CNBC
Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
In the United States, getting between the airport and downtown can sometimes be the most irritating part of a trip.
But when DART Rail Orange Line trains begin serving Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport later this year, Dallas will join Seattle, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and an increasing number of other cities with rail links that make it easy for business and leisure travelers— and airport employees—to make that journey.
READ MORE: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101407228May 5, 2014 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #1013504
I’m pretty excited about this. This could especially boost convention business. Someday we might finally get the 3-C line which means you could take a train from Mansfield or Dayton or farther and get all the way to CMH (or vice verse).October 31, 2014 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #1048662
Commuter rail being considered to link Port Columbus to downtown
Oct 31, 2014, 1:06pm EDT
Staff reporter – Columbus Business First
Will there be a day when travelers hop off flights at Port Columbus International Airport and catch a train headed downtown? The idea is being considered, at least. Long on the wish list of Mayor Michael Coleman, light or commuter rail is being studied by his Jobs, Expansion and Transportation task force as an easier way to navigate Central Ohio.
READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/10/31/commuter-rail-being-considered-to-link-port.htmlOctober 31, 2014 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #1048665
Building a “hub” over by the airport is fine, as long as it’s not the main hub – that should be located downtown, for obvious reasons. And why would anyone want to hop on a bike at the airport to get around town. That’s almost laughable.October 31, 2014 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1048673
Will be interesting to read the full report when released, and likewise for the taskforce’s recommendations. IMO the Airport should be the midpoint on a Downtown-Easton line.December 2, 2014 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1052911
Looks like the airport line is just one of the recommended routes. A High Street route from German Village to North Campus is also being recommended by the task force.December 2, 2014 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #1052927
Probably important to note that it’s being recommended by a group of students as part of their semester-long course project at OSU..December 2, 2014 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1052930
Probably important to note that it’s being recommended by a group of students as part of their semester-long course project at OSU..
A rail link between downtown and Port Columbus International Airport is among recommendations being made by a group of Ohio State University students looking at mass-transit feasibility for Mayor Michael Coleman’s Jobs, Expansion and Transportation task force.
From the way that’s worded, it looked like they were involved in more than a hypothetical exercise. They’re also taking the recommendations to MORPC on Tuesday. I guess we’ll see if anything comes out of it.December 2, 2014 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm #1052942
If it goes to the airport, it has to go to Easton. I figure if I repeat it enough times, someone will listen :)December 2, 2014 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #1052965
I was only able to attend for the first 50 minutes but wasn’t overly impressed with the presentation… Best case scenario from what I gathered was that any rail option would, if approved today, be an 8 year endeavor for the first phase/high st.February 25, 2015 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1064932
Airport Taskforce Calls for Multimodal Transit, Development District
February 25, 2015 10:30 am – Walker Evans
When the JET Task Force was first created, Mayor Michael B. Coleman tasked the group with exploring the feasibility of the creation of a Downtown-to-Airport light rail line that would better connect the Convention Center and surrounding hotels with Port Columbus. While that project is still on the table for the future, the group decided that bus service to a multimodal terminal would be a better short-term goal.
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