Category Archives: Reports & Presentations

Survey: two out of three of Americans likely to use High-Speed Rail in USA​

Contact: Mantill Williams  of APTA as 202-496-4869 Washington, D.C. — If you build high-speed rail in America, they will come. According to a 2015 survey released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), if high-speed rail were available today, two-thirds (63 percent) of Americans are likely to use high-speed trains and this jumps to nearly seventy (67) […]

New report: restore passenger rail to Columbus, Dayton, Youngstown; expand service to other Ohio cities

UPDATED WITH SEVENTH BOARD-APPROVED ROUTE EXPANSION For Immediate Release Contact: Ken Prendergast, All Aboard Ohio Executive Director, 844-GO4-RAIL (toll free) What if Ohioans in small towns and big cities could access more frequent, faster, reliable and conveniently scheduled passenger rail services? What if those trains offered low fares and on-board amenities like WiFi, conference space, cafe service, […]

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. […]