Monthly Archives: June, 2015

Infrastructure repair tab growing: Cleveland

The inability of the State of Ohio and the federal government to address our infrastructure needs continues to rear its ugly head in an increasing number of case examples. Here’s the latest…. Cleveland needs $150 million to bring its rail Rapid transit system’s tracks up to a state of good repair. This was noted in […]

US Senate rail bill: A huge leap forward!

One of the most innovative passenger rail bills seen in a long time was introduced this week in the U.S. Senate. It is a companion to the already passed U.S. House of Representatives bill that would reauthorize the Passenger Rail Investment & Improvement Act of 2008. While the House bill does little damage to passenger rail […]

Transport subsidy double-standard hits again

For some reason the Brookings Institution and Crain’s Cleveland Business recently singled out for criticism rail transit fares not covering the operating costs of rail systems. This just in: “No form of transportation covers their operating costs.” This selective criticism was extracted by Brookings from a Hamilton Project report which addressed government subsidies for multiple forms of […]

Help boost Ohio transit funding today!

In crafting the state’s two-year general budget bill, the Ohio House of Representatives last week ignored the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Statewide Transit Needs Study calling for a $2.5 million annual increase in public transportation funding. The House even ignored Gov. John Kasich’s more modest request for a $1 million annual increase for transit. […]