Category Archives: Announcements

Bye Capitol/Lake Shore diners, Penn Station summer access

The first item below from Amtrak’s media center is very disappointing news, but not surprising considering that Amtrak is now run by a former airline executive. Questions are: what will the food options be for coach passengers? What will happen with all the brand-new Viewliner dining cars that Amtrak acquired? Will they be used for […]

Feds boost rail funding; will Ohio sit this out, too?

In its 2018 appropriations bill for Transportation-Housing Urban Development (THUD), Congress is providing a major boost to passenger rail funding that will improve rail safety, reliability, convenience, accessibility and speed. But will Ohio sit out this opportunity as it did before by scuttling its 3C rail project in 2010? The bill includes $2.813 billion for intercity passenger rail […]

Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago transportation plan starts

All Aboard Ohio welcomes the Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago high-speed transportation study announced today by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission of passenger rail and Hyperloop. This important study will extend to Columbus and Pittsburgh the planning work already occurring between Gary, IN-Lima, OH of 110-mph high-performance passenger rail and add Hyperloop as an alternative technology for consideration. Because Hyperloop […]

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 […]