Author Archives: kjprendergast

A public-private partnership may be Ohio’s best hope for passenger rail

All Aboard Ohio’s most recent hard-copy newsletter’s content was as much of a mixed bag of good and bad news as one could possibly imagine. The lead story about the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Midwest Regional Rail System (MWRRS) study showed that Ohio is a strong market for passenger rail. The second front-page story showed […]

Midwest rail plan is promising for Ohio

Although it is still a few months away from completion, the Midwest Regional Rail System (MWRRS) study by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its consulting team is delivering some early returns. Those returns are in the form of ridership and operating cost-effectiveness projections that show Ohio has several potential intercity passenger rail routes deserving […]

Help All Aboard Ohio on Oct. 10-11

Please mark your calendars! All Aboard Ohio’s largest fundraiser is coming up — lasting 26 hours starting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10 and continuing to 12 noon on Oct. 11. Donate during that time to All Aboard Ohio through the Columbus Foundation and the foundation will match your generosity with its own donations to All Aboard Ohio! See […]

CSX, Wall Street want a steel wall across Ohio

Imagine how Ohioans would react to a new Ohio Turnpike commissioner seeking to halve the busy toll road from six lanes to three. It would be soundly rejected and the commissioner promptly shown the exit. An equally zany idea is reportedly being pursued by E. Hunter Harrison, the new CEO of CSX Transportation Inc., one of […]