Category Archives: Press releases

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. […]

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 […]