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Amtrak Proposes 5 New Passenger Train Routes for Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amtrak Proposes 5 New Passenger Train Routes for Ohio

Columbus has been without passenger rail service since 1977 when the final train departed from the now-demolished Union Station. But that could change in the near future if a new plan from Amtrak moves forward to bring new rail service to Ohio. According to an update from advocacy group All Aboard Ohio, representatives from Amtrak […]

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Travel: Washington DC via Amtrak

Walker Evans Walker Evans Travel: Washington DC via Amtrak

A friend once described Washington DC to me as “a place obsessed with power that doesn’t actually produce anything”. He also said in the same breath that every American citizen owes it to themselves to visit the capital of the country at least once. Having never been there myself, and Anne only visiting once during […]

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How to Prepare for Amtrak’s Return to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans

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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Strickland Seeks Passenger Rail Funding in DC Today

 

From Cleveland.com: Strickland seeks high speed rail dollars in Washington by By Sabrina Eaton Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio Transportation Director Jolene Molitoris don’t want to miss the federal stimulus funding train. The pair spent Tuesday in Washington, working to snag $400 million in transportation money to create a high-speed passenger rail corridor that would […]

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Ohio Senate OKs Passenger Rail Plan for 3C Corridor

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From The Newark Advocate: Ohio Senate OKs rail plan; GOP still skeptical Republicans who control the Ohio Senate will allow the state to pursue $250 million in federal stimulus funding for passenger rail service between major cities. But they want the full Legislature to approve any construction if Ohio gets the money. The Senate Highways […]

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Passenger Rail Torpedoed by Ohio Senate GOP?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A pivotal vote is coming in the Ohio Senate Highways and Transportation Committee, possibly as soon as tomorrow, deciding the fate of passenger rail through Columbus. H.B. 2, which contains language that would fund the Ohio Hub 3C Project, had amendments due to Chairman Patton’s office today at noon. One of those amendments, I suspect, […]

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Strickland says 3C Corridor needs $250 Million

Walker Evans Walker Evans Strickland says 3C Corridor needs $250 Million

From wtte28.com: Ohio governor says rail project needs $250M Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says the state could restore passenger rail service with $250 million in federal stimulus money. The governor also estimates it would cost $10 million a year to operate the service, less than 1 percent of Ohio’s $7.6 billion, two-year transportation budget. Strickland […]

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