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Light Rail in Central Ohio

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    Lu
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    In some places yes. In the Short North the development is there. A street car is actually needed for mobility there, now.

    Ned, see the NPR story I posted above. Cities are finding that their modern streetcars are performing poorly on travel times (worse than buses). Light rail with dedicated ROW is a different story.

    If streetcars don’t improve transit, and the only benefit is to encourage development, the Short North is the last place in Columbus that needs this.

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    Josh Lapp
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ned23 wrote:</div>
    In some places yes. In the Short North the development is there. A street car is actually needed for mobility there, now.

    Ned, see the NPR story I posted above. Cities are finding that their modern streetcars are performing poorly on travel times (worse than buses). Light rail with dedicated ROW is a different story.

    If streetcars don’t improve transit, and the only benefit is to encourage development, the Short North is the last place in Columbus that needs this.

    Its not the Streetcars are destined to be bad transit options. If they were given dedicated ROW, they would perform as well as light rail.

    #1117097
    Ned23
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    The street car can take the load off of the buses between downtown and OSU. The bus service can improve with fewer people getting on and off in that area.

    #1117180

    JMan
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    CBUS is long long long overdue for SOME form of alternative transportation. If it works in our peer cities like Sacramento, why can’t we have it here? Because California is smarter, more ambitious, and just plain cooler than we are?

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