In addition to the posting above, several initiatives are brewing that could bring passenger rail to the 3C Corridor. While these do not provide service between the 3C Corridor cities, they do give Ohio cities service to a major international city of business that many Ohioans are visiting and want to visit — Chicago.
Plus other small-, medium- and large-sized cities along these three routes — from Cincinnati to Chicago, Columbus to Chicago and Cleveland to Chicago — also want faster, less expensive, less stressful and more productive travel to Chicago’s business, convention, tourist, aviation and other attractions. These non-3C Ohio cities include Bryan, Elyria, Hamilton, Hilliard, Kenton, Lima, Oxford, Sandusky, and Toledo; plus the Indiana cities of Connersville, Crawfordsville, Dyer, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Lafayette, South Bend and Waterloo.
Chicago is the Economic Capital of the Midwest and Ohio cities need to have fast, comfortable and affordable access to the heart of Chicago.
These two presentations by All Aboard Ohio outline ways to provide service on these three routes, where the routes go and what some of the benefits are. The presentations were first provided at All Aboard Ohio’s Annual Meeting held May 11 in Columbus and refined based on the input provided there. It is important to emphasize that we are still very early on in this process of developing rail services in these three travel corridors. So please speak up and help shape the effort! Get involved today.
Please join All Aboard Ohio today to help us in our efforts to make expanded transportation choices a reality for Ohioans today. This is essential to keep our growing numbers of seniors mobile and to retain our young people who are seeking to live in cities that have amenities they want, including being able to get around without a car. Then they look for jobs to support their low-mileage lifestyles. Ohio must do a better job to compete with other states that are offering young people what they want, while also keeping their aging Baby Boomers mobile. Ohio’s economic future is at stake!