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Taking Action on Cbus Rail

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    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
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    I don’t know about you guys but I’m getting tired of droning on and listening to people droning on about Light Rail or streetcars in Columbus. I want to take some action. I was reading about St. Louis’ rail advocacy group that was pivotal in the creation of their Light Rail system. I am willing to put my time, energy, and some money into bringing rail to Cbus and I’m sure many of you are to as well.

    I believe that there are many people that would support rail in Columbus so let’s get the ball rolling. I’ve seen a lot of good idea’s (maps and such) and would like get input on how we can best get this message out there. Lets get these trains started!!!

    Here is the St. Louis group site: http://www.cmt-stl.org/about_cmt.html

    #313550

    Aunt Madge
    Member

    This would be a really good partner project with the casino. I am one that would ride light rail from Clintonville down to the casino because parking is such a royal pain in Columbus … many of my neighbors would more than likely do the same. The only thing I would ask is that there be some sort of train station put somewhere in the middle of the Arena District so everyone would have easy access not only to the casino itself, but also the baseball field, the arena, as well as the many bars and clubs that are in the district. The train would also be good for the many residents who live there.

    #313551

    roy
    Participant

    joshlapp wrote >>
    I don’t know about you guys but I’m getting tired of droning on and listening to people droning on about Light Rail or streetcars in Columbus. I want to take some action. I was reading about St. Louis’ rail advocacy group that was pivotal in the creation of their Light Rail system. I am willing to put my time, energy, and some money into bringing rail to Cbus and I’m sure many of you are to as well.
    I believe that there are many people that would support rail in Columbus so let’s get the ball rolling. I’ve seen a lot of good idea’s (maps and such) and would like get input on how we can best get this message out there. Lets get these trains started!!!
    Here is the St. Louis group site: http://www.cmt-stl.org/about_cmt.html

    Thanks for the post. Every single city with the transportation options Columbus wants has one key factor in common: A powerful, wide reaching, citizen-based, pro-rail coalition.

    Transportation Matters is a good start. But they need to partner with every civic, business and QOL group out there. It must be a grass roots coalition, not government-organized astroturf. They have to repeat the message every day, call for public meetings, educate the populace and the elected leaders.

    Nothing much will happen without people coming together toward a common goal.

    #313552

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Somebody tell that Casino guy he can win us over and run his Hollywood Casino in peace if he gets us some light rail.

    #313553
    alove
    alove
    Participant

    I’m on board (with no casino strings attached)

    #313554

    agtw31
    Member

    NerosNeptune wrote >>
    Somebody tell that Casino guy he can win us over and run his Hollywood Casino in peace if he gets us some light rail.

    the casino guy doesn’t need to win you over.

    #313555
    Josh Lapp
    Josh Lapp
    Participant

    In a moment of inspiration, i decided to start a website. I really have no experience in this kind of thing so check it out give me suggestions, and lets start a push for rail!

    http://www.cbusrail.com

    #313556
    alove
    alove
    Participant

    Are you going to the public meeting?

    #313557
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    I’m in.

    #313558

    Let’s do it!!!!!!

    #313559
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    This is what should have been done 10 years ago when the city of Columbus announced a plan for the Polaris to downtown light rail line:

    http://www.indyconnect.org/index.htm

    Just throwing in one line isn’t good enough. It wasn’t suggested that this line would eventually be connected to a citywide transportation system of various rail and bus links. Being that this is the first major comprehensive transit plan coming out of Indy (at least that I know of), I can’t help but wander if they learned from everyone else’s mistakes before releasing the new plan. In any case, this is exactly what Columbus needs as a roadmap for the future of transit for the CMA. Maybe then people will begin to see that it’s worth it to have a transit system of this scope and that it’s not just another one of the mayor’s pet project’s or state’s boondoggles wasting taxpayer’s dollars.

    Btw, I really wish we could get somebody (cheaply) to produce a video of this caliber. Kansas City did one last year that was pretty good as well. If people have a picture to put with a thought, it’s much more convincing and easier to see the big picture.

    #313560

    johnwirtz
    Participant

    jpizzow wrote >>
    This is what should have been done 10 years ago when the city of Columbus announced a plan for the Polaris to downtown light rail line:
    http://www.indyconnect.org/index.htm

    +1

    #313561
    alove
    alove
    Participant

    jpizzow wrote >>
    This is what should have been done 10 years ago when the city of Columbus announced a plan for the Polaris to downtown light rail line:
    http://www.indyconnect.org/index.htm

    Let’s do it now..? We deserve better transportation, and lord knows we need the developmental benefits more than Indy.

    #313562

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Probably the best thing (and probably one lesson to take) about the Indy Connect site is how it covers ALL available transportation options and the need to create a well balanced, multi-modal system, be it by car, bus, rail, bike or feet.

    #313563

    ehill27
    Participant

    I’m in!

    All those interested in transit and urban growth (or decay) would appreciate this show: Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City[/url]. The focus is Detroit, but the parallels to the Columbus were eerily similar.

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