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Advocates Push for Next Step in Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail Proposal

Brent Warren Brent Warren Advocates Push for Next Step in Columbus-Chicago Passenger Rail Proposal

A proposal to connect Chicago and Columbus with high-speed passenger rail is seeing new signs of life. Local advocacy group Transit Columbus has started a petition on change.org that focuses on the next step in the process; a ‘Tier One’ environmental assessment that would cost about $2 million dollars. The group hopes to influence the Mid-Ohio […]

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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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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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Curtis Stitt Discusses the Future of Public Transit in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Curtis Stitt Discusses the Future of Public Transit in Columbus

In January of 2012, Curtis Stitt was named the new CEO at the Central Ohio Transit Authority. After six months on the job, we had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the current state of public transit services in Columbus, and what Stitt has in mind for the future of the region. Walker Evans: […]

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Barone-y is Full of Baloney on High-Speed Rail Transportation

 Bill Hutchison Barone-y is Full of Baloney on High-Speed Rail Transportation

Michael Barone and his elitist supporters are afraid of change that might upset their comfortable gravy train. (Article: “High-speed rail plan doesn’t make sense for U.S.“) Make no mistake about it: Big Oil and the billionaire Koch brothers want things just the way they are so they can continue reap huge profits from our overdependence […]

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ODOT Says No to COTA, High Speed Rail Funding

Walker Evans Walker Evans ODOT Says No to COTA, High Speed Rail Funding

Via XINGColumbus.com: ODOT Rescinds Transit Funding – COTA Loses New Route February 9, 2011 by John As previously reported, COTA was planning to add a new route connecting Riverside Hospital, OSU Medical Center, Columbus State Community College, the Columbus College of Art and Design, Grant Hospital, and Children’s Hospital.  However, with ODOT funding cut from […]

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Best Messageboard Topic of 2010 – The 3C Corridor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Messageboard Topic of 2010 – The 3C Corridor

The 3C Corridor Passenger Rail system has been a topic discussed on Columbus Underground for several years, but the rumble around the train became much louder in 2010 as the project started to make some tangible progress. In January, the project was awarded $400 million in federal stimulus dollars and was given the greenlight to […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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