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Ohio to be part of Midwest rail plan

Ohio will be part of a multi-state planning initiative for the Midwest led by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) according to a recent announcement to Congress. While more details will be announced soon, the timing of this planning work (which is required by law before federal funding can be awarded to service expansions and capital improvements) could […]

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 […]

Just across the lakes, a rail and transit revolution is underway

On the other side of Lake Erie from Ohio, the Canadian province Ontario is investing big in rail and transit. Up to $50 BILLION is proposed to be invested over the next 20 years as part of The Big Move plan. More than $30 billion has been committed already by the province that has a population of […]