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All Aboard Ohio welcomes all members of the community to help reach its goal of having choices for all Ohioans in getting around the state.

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22 Comments to "Support All Aboard OH"

  1. November 5, 2010 - 9:46 PM | Permalink

    I would like to know how i can help out ?

  2. November 6, 2010 - 2:58 PM | Permalink

    3C is more than just trains!
    The governoer elect states that 3C is dead on his watch. I thought he was for creating jobs in Ohio. Obviously he was not telling us the truth. The 3C project is about jobs creation for Ohio and Ohioans. It starts with infrastructure work and station building. It also includes work for safety between trains and cars at crossings. Yhe 3C project has a provision that states the winning biddr for rail car equipment build a factory here in Ohio. This means permanent jobs to build passenger cars for us and other states as well. Also, trains and stations need to be staffed; more permanent jobs. I wish to know what part of this Kasich is so aga? Why Is he against jobs creation? Or do these kinds of jobs not appeal to Wall Steeters? Ohio lags behind other states in the rail passenger field. Why? Because we have short-sighted politicains! Trains relieve the congestion on highways. They also are more fuel efficient means of moving people.

  3. November 9, 2010 - 4:24 AM | Permalink

    The railroad system would be an excellent idea for Ohio- creating efficient travel, less dependence on cars and fuels and creating much needed jobs in Ohio! What reason would anyone have against it!

    • Jon Jaros's Gravatar Jon Jaros
      October 16, 2012 - 4:40 PM | Permalink

      All Ohio cities would prosper from a revamp of passenger rail through our state. We sit in a good position (between the east coast and Chicago). There would be many jobs created in Ohio as a result. But many of our elected officials pick a good thing apart until there is nothing left but ashes it seems. We could have been on a path to better rail here as we had one of the corridors to start up again (Three C). The dependence on cars, planes and saving fuel was a huge cost to pay.

  4. Patti Rawlick's Gravatar Patti Rawlick
    November 17, 2010 - 2:25 PM | Permalink

    I would love to see a high speed train in Ohio, I would travel Ohio more, and keep the money in our State. I think it would be a great economic stimulus for the state, as well as traveling to other states and cities. I think Kasich is missing the boat by not investing in the rail system. I think this would stimulate Cleveland’s economy, since it has been voted one of the worst states to live in. I can’t believe our govenor-elect is not willing to make Cleveland a better city to live in. It is a travesty, and in a couple of years, when all the other cities around us are way ahead of us with the railway, we will be wishing we would have started sooner.

  5. Rob Zimmer's Gravatar Rob Zimmer
    December 10, 2010 - 1:23 PM | Permalink

    After the announcement of Governor elect Kasich’s decision to refuse funding for passenger rail service in the state of Ohio, I am ready to help do what I can as a citizen to uphold the wishes of Ohioians reflected in the results of last Novembers election. Please let me know what I can do to help.

    Thanks,

    Rob Zimmer
    Kettering Ohio

  6. December 10, 2010 - 1:32 PM | Permalink

    I support your organization and its position and goals. Let me know how I can help.

  7. Melissa Hemming's Gravatar Melissa Hemming
    December 12, 2010 - 12:08 AM | Permalink

    We cannot afford to miss out on this opportunity for Ohio. The jobs it would create are desperately needed. It would also be a great help for Cleveland Clinic patients such as myself to have another transportation alternative.

  8. Liz Schulte's Gravatar Liz Schulte
    December 27, 2010 - 2:56 PM | Permalink

    I’m a former RR employee with experience in legislative advocacy. I’d like to see this program continue and would like to help promote it.

    Do you have a Facebook page? Thank you.

    Facebook is “All Aboard Ohio – The Official Page”

  9. Philip Greene's Gravatar Philip Greene
    January 26, 2011 - 11:48 AM | Permalink

    If we all make our feelings known to Columbus, and get everyone else to make their feelings known, we might be able to pull it off. We need a letter writing and phone call campaign to get this thing moving again. Not even Kasich can deny it if enough people want it.

    All Aboard Ohio needs to get itself in the news more and have a stronger precense and those — as with Ms. Schulte — who ahve legislative experience or expertise in other ways need to use it to make things move.

    The time for talking is over. We need to actually take action.

  10. Josh B.'s Gravatar Josh B.
    March 12, 2011 - 6:25 PM | Permalink

    It’s great to see people looking for sensible solutions in Ohio. The car will always be around but it is my right to chose not to drive a car and if this state doesn’t see eye to eye with me then i’m out. To young to waste time waiting for this state to pick itself up if it doesn’t want help.

  11. August 23, 2011 - 7:25 PM | Permalink

    I agree with Josh. This could really be a sensible solution. I’m not a fan of road trips myself, but would probably travel the state a lot more if I didn’t have to drive to do it! And wouldn’t this not only create more jobs, but also increase tourism revenues as well?

  12. August 27, 2011 - 8:38 AM | Permalink

    This kind of idea is very beneficial to everybody living in OHio. Doing such creative initiative to promote the State for the better is a noble work.

  13. Ted's Gravatar Ted
    November 12, 2011 - 5:13 PM | Permalink

    I’d love to see the train but in this economy it has a snowballs chance in hell.

  14. Frank Schenck's Gravatar Frank Schenck
    February 6, 2012 - 7:45 PM | Permalink

    The current governor and legislature lack leadership. I think it is plain to see that the current network of highways is unsustainable. We need alternative transportation systems that do not rely on automobiles. Rail is the most efficient and effective mode of transportation between urban centers. Casinos are being built in all the major cities in Ohio. What wou;ld be the ridership fo people traveling from one citie to another to visit the various casinos? I am not a gambling person myself but I am sure it would be much more convenient and relaxing then driving; fighting innercity traffic and then finding a high priced parking spot. Wake up you antiquated elected legislators of Ohio! Get on board and offer us a viable alternative!

  15. Craig's Gravatar Craig
    May 15, 2013 - 10:18 PM | Permalink

    I am very passionate about this issue and would like to get as involved as possible. Please contact and let me know how I can help. Thanks

  16. Jessie T.'s Gravatar Jessie T.
    July 17, 2013 - 12:10 PM | Permalink

    As costs for gasoline and airplane travel rise, I would like to have an alternative solution for travel. Why is it that some developing countries have far better rail travel than one of the greatest developed nations in the world? Having high speed rail routes would force gas companies and air travel to keep their prices in check. In addition, it would provide the necessary foundation for young people to see value in and invest in this area. I am very interested in this issue and would like to be contacted to help in any way I can.

  17. Helen M's Gravatar Helen M
    September 23, 2014 - 10:11 AM | Permalink

    I am excited to hear about the announcement of possible high speed rail to Chicago. Hopefully the train will use the Union Terminal station and generate funds to fix that Icon. Right now Chicago is Amtrak’s HUB for the midwest – when did that happen? Why wasn’t Cincinnati chosen? I discovered this info when booking an Amtrak train to New Orleans from Cincy – I have to go North to then go South if I don’t want to spend 6 hours in Charlottesville! Right now the train takes 9 hours to reach Chicago – it’ll be quicker to take the Megabus! I’m from England where trains are a fact of life and just make total sense! I’ll be looking forward to seeing progress! How can I help?

  18. Helen M's Gravatar Helen M
    September 23, 2014 - 10:26 AM | Permalink

    Can we have an All Aboard Ohio meeting in Cincinnati with decision makers/investors, Amtrak, 3CDC, Port Authority, city officials and legislature? Including Portman, Kasich & Cranley? or their representatives? We need action not lengthy studies. All Aboard!!!

  19. Robert Viney's Gravatar Robert Viney
    September 24, 2014 - 9:52 AM | Permalink

    High speed rail connecting major Ohio cities with cities such as Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit would be a catalyst to building economic prosperity and job growth in the Midwest regions of the country, making travel for business and recreation much more affordable and enjoyable … and providing alternatives to congested air and road travel for people and goods in this region. There is a high concentration of Fortune 500 companies in this region and many of the service providers such as Advertising Agencies and Entrepreneurial Support Centers that would be connected efficiently and effectively via a multi-state regional high speed rail network with the Ohio cities of Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati playing a key integral role.

  20. Jerry Alter's Gravatar Jerry Alter
    November 5, 2014 - 4:03 AM | Permalink

    I heard the news that Republicans took control of the Senate and increased control of the House. I’m afraid this might mean the end of Amtrak is in sight. This also may mean RTA may have to shut down in Cleveland. Republicans don’t support either Amtrak nor RTA in Cleveland and other big cities- only Democrats do. As we continue to keep Amtrak trains and transit systems running I’m afraid that our requests will only fall on deaf ears. The Republicans may tell us “If you don’t like our transportation system you’ll have to leave the United States and move to Europe or China”. If this is the case we’d get angry! I hope this isn’t the case!

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