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  • #1018868

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    Association begins Cincinnati-Chicago passenger rail campaign
    May 19, 2014

    Following the election of Derek Bauman to the All Aboard Ohio board as Southwest Regional Director, the nonprofit educational association commenced a campaign to educate stakeholders on the benefits of improving rail infrastructure and passenger rail services between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Lafayette and Chicago with proposed Ohio stops at Cincinnati Union Terminal, I-275 park-n-ride, Hamilton and Oxford. Mr. Bauman is co-chair of Cincinnatians for Progress which has been a strong backer of local public transit, including the streetcar in Cincinnati.

    READ MORE: http://allaboardohio.org/2014/05/19/association-begins-cincy-chicago-rail-campaign/

    #1019959

    Eugene_C
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    Group pushes for speedy Cincinnati-Chicago passenger train service

    An Ohio rail advocacy group plans to step up its efforts in Cincinnati and push elected officials to plan and eventually fund high-speed rail between Cincinnati and Chicago.
    All Aboard Ohio, a nonprofit pro-rail group whose activities have been centered north of Cincinnati, has tapped Derek Bauman, an Over-the-Rhine community activist who helped lead the grassroots effort to save Cincinnati’s streetcar project, to be on its board. All Aboard Ohio will advocate for expanded intercity service between Cincinnati and Chicago, including stops at Tri-County Mall, Hamilton and Oxford.

    Full Article:

    CINCI BUSINESS COURIER: Group pushes for speedy Cincinnati-Chicago passenger train service

    #1019967

    RedStorm
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    I wonder if this means only one of the proposed Chicago – to an Ohio city rail line is likely to be implemented. The Cincinnati line would seem to have more citizens along the route as its proposed track runs through Indianapolis and the Cincinnati metro area. The Chicago-to-Columbus proposed line hits smaller towns like Fort Wayne, Lima, etc.

    I’m not sure it’s feasible that both proposed lines gain traction, but who knows.

    #1019974
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Cincinnati does already have Chicago service, but its only a few days per week and departure times are not optimal:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(train)

    It sounds like their project would be track upgrades and new rolling stock. I don’t see why it wouldn’t make sense to do both this and Columbus-Chicago.

    #1019992

    RedStorm
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    Sorry, I took it as a completely new line.

    #1020002

    NerosNeptune
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    [quote=1019974]Cincinnati does already have Chicago service, but its only a few days per week and departure times are not optimal:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(train)

    It sounds like their project would be track upgrades and new rolling stock. I don’t see why it wouldn’t make sense to do both this and Columbus-Chicago.
    [/quote]

    It also takes over twice as long as driving. Or if you don’t want to do the driving yourself, 3-4 hours longer than megabus for double the price on the day I’m looking at. It could definitely use some serious investment in upgrades.

    #1020011
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    [quote=1020002]
    It also takes over twice as long as driving. Or if you don’t want to do the driving yourself, 3-4 hours longer than megabus for double the price on the day I’m looking at. It could definitely use some serious investment in upgrades. [/quote]

    Yeah, I’m not saying it shouldn’t happen. Just pointing out that it’s an upgrade proposal, and not brand new service like what we’re talking about for Columbus.

    #1020123

    substance
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    [quote=1019974]Cincinnati does already have Chicago service, but its only a few days per week and departure times are not optimal:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_(train)

    It sounds like their project would be track upgrades and new rolling stock. I don’t see why it wouldn’t make sense to do both this and Columbus-Chicago.
    [/quote]
    The driving force behind the Chicago to Columbus route is Fort Wayne which has a big need to be connected to Chicago

    #1043749

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    Hamilton County commissioners want Cincinnati-Chicago high-speed rail study
    Sep 24, 2014, 5:38pm
    Chris Wetterich
    Staff reporter – Cincinnati Business Courier

    Hamilton County commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to sponsor a potential Cincinnati-to-Chicago high-speed rail project and ask the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments to fund a feasibility study for it.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/09/24/hamilton-county-commissioners-want-cincinnati.html?ana=twt

    #1052129

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    Advocates find diverse allies in the push for convenient rail service between Cincinnati and Chicago
    BY NICK SWARTSELL · NOVEMBER 25TH, 2014 · NEWS

    When Cincinnati City Councilwoman Amy Murray and her husband wanted to take a cross-country train trip to a wedding in Lake Tahoe this spring, they found planning most of their route easy. Ridership on Amtrak, the nation’s publicly funded, for-profit rail operation, has skyrocketed in recent years, and the company offers a popular route from Chicago to Sacramento, California. The biggest problem was getting from the Queen City to the Windy City. Amtrak does offer a route, the Cardinal Line, departing from Union Terminal, but it only runs three times a week, and it leaves at 3:30 a.m.

    READ MORE: http://citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-31636-on_track.html

    #1086502

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    Stars Aligning for Cincinnati to Chicago High-Speed Rail
    BY JACOB D. FESSLER ― JULY 20, 2015

    Local and national developments show positive signs for America’s oft-criticized national passenger railroad company, Amtrak. A railroad reform bill introduced in the Senate contains many positive changes for Amtrak and local support continues to grow for increased service on Cincinnati’s tri-weekly train to Indianapolis and Chicago.

    READ MORE: http://www.urbancincy.com/2015/07/the-stars-continue-to-align-for-cincinnati-to-chicago-high-speed-rail/

    #1092053

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    Posted: 7:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
    Local leaders push for more rail, Amtrak travel
    By Amanda Seitz
    Staff Writer

    BUTLER COUNTY — Local leaders are making efforts to add more train stops throughout the Midwest and in southwest Ohio. Ohio’s passenger rail offerings will be looked at as part of a recently-announced $2.78 million federal study of rail planning in the Midwest, which proponents hope will change the future of travel here.

    READ MORE: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local-leaders-push-for-more-rail-amtrak-travel/nnSrH/

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