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Here’s the Latest on Amtrak’s Plans for New Ohio Service

Brent Warren Brent Warren Here’s the Latest on Amtrak’s Plans for New Ohio Service

Although there have been plenty of promising plans and initiatives through the years, Columbus remains the largest U.S. city without any fixed rail service and the second largest without Amtrak service. So, while the recent news about plans for a new train station on High Street has been greeted by some with excitement, there is still plenty […]

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Mayors, Amtrak Make Pitch for Ohio Expansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mayors, Amtrak Make Pitch for Ohio Expansion

Amtrak officials are enlisting Ohio’s local leaders to make the case for the expansion of passenger rail service in the state. At a virtual media event held yesterday with the mayors of Cleveland, Dayton and Crestline, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn stressed the importance of Ohio to the agency’s overall expansion plans. Amtrak’s 2035 Vision plan […]

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Planners See “Window of Opportunity” for Amtrak in Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planners See “Window of Opportunity” for Amtrak in Ohio

There’s been a flurry of news about Amtrak over the last few months. Earlier this year Amtrak released its 2035 Vision plan, sharing a map of routes that would be implemented if the passenger rail service received full funding from the federal government. Included on the map was the 3-C Corridor, which would connect Columbus […]

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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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