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Rail Advocate Optimistic About Columbus to Chicago High Speed Line

Brent Warren Brent Warren Rail Advocate Optimistic About Columbus to Chicago High Speed Line

Since a proposal for high-speed passenger rail from Columbus to Chicago was first unveiled last summer, interest in the idea has been strong. Mayor Coleman’s office called the idea “promising,” local advocacy group Transit Columbus saw an outpouring of support on social media, and the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has since said that […]

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MORPC Exploring Feasibility of Chicago-Columbus High Speed Rail

Walker Evans Walker Evans MORPC Exploring Feasibility of Chicago-Columbus High Speed Rail

As it turns out, a change.org petition is sometimes all it takes to make some changes. In October, we reported that local alternative transportation advocacy group Transit Columbus had published an online petition to encourage the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) to further explore the feasibility of a new high speed rail corridor running […]

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High Speed Rail Line Proposed Between Columbus and Chicago

Brent Warren Brent Warren High Speed Rail Line Proposed Between Columbus and Chicago

A rail advocacy group in Fort Wayne called the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association last week unveiled a study (PDF) looking at the feasibility of running a 110-mph passenger rail line between Columbus and Chicago. The study, which calls for upgrading existing freight lines, estimates that the entire project would cost about $1.285 billion and be […]

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