Category Archives: Train stations

When a frozen Cleveland transit system melts down

Bad winter weather causes pain from exposure. It exposes poor planning, insufficiently-maintained equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of attention to detail in response to bad weather. Winter will also indiscriminately claim the overseers of transportation systems as victims, too. Just ask Chicago Mayor Michael Anthony Bilandic whose poor response to the Blizzard of January 1979 caused him to lose […]

Ohio Amtrak stations going intermodal!

  One by one, Amtrak stations along the Lake Shore corridor across Northern Ohio are becoming more intermodal. The reasons are fundamental to community growth: to improve connectivity, expand transportation choices and provide magnets for more jobs in our historic business districts. Community leaders are working to make existing or new stations the “Go-To” site for all […]

Is Cincy-Chicago partnership a precursor to more trains?

Amtrak reported this week that it has expanded its Thruway Bus Service partnership with Greyhound Lines to offer improved transportation choices and simplified, joint ticketing between Cincinnati plus other cities and Amtrak’s Chicago hub. This comes on news that Greyhound and Megabus may relocate into Cincinnati’s Riverfront Transportation Center which is accessible to the new streetcar. […]

Fort Wayne Line rebirth

For advocates of rail transportation, one of the most enjoyable developments is to see a railroad line come back to life. That’s been happening recently to the 270-mile Fort Wayne Line between Tolleston (Gary), IN and Crestline, OH via Ft. Wayne, Lima and Bucyrus. This was one of America’s premier passenger rail lines, linking Chicago […]