From the Dayton Daily News
Ohio could create thousands of new manufacturing jobs if rail service can get the push it needs from the proposed 3C Corridor Passenger Rail Project and the federal Surface Transportation Act, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio Secretary of Transportation Jolene Molitoris, who brought their pro-rail message Monday, July 12, to Dayton.
“We know how to build big … things in Ohio and here in the Miami Valley,” Brown said at the Dayton-Phoenix Group plant in Old North Dayton, a maker of locomotive parts. “It’s time the United States began to breathe new life into the rail industry.”
A study released Monday by Policy Matters Ohio says Ohio still has “the manufacturing spine” in place to take advantage of the coming rebirth of the nation’s rail service. That includes the proposed $400 million 3C Corridor project from Cincinnati to Cleveland. The rail plan calls for stops both in downtown Dayton and Riverside.