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Feds boost rail funding; will Ohio sit this out, too?

In its 2018 appropriations bill for Transportation-Housing Urban Development (THUD), Congress is providing a major boost to passenger rail funding that will improve rail safety, reliability, convenience, accessibility and speed. But will Ohio sit out this opportunity as it did before by scuttling its 3C rail project in 2010? The bill includes $2.813 billion for intercity passenger rail […]

Midwest rail plan is promising for Ohio

Although it is still a few months away from completion, the Midwest Regional Rail System (MWRRS) study by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and its consulting team is delivering some early returns. Those returns are in the form of ridership and operating cost-effectiveness projections that show Ohio has several potential intercity passenger rail routes deserving […]

Save Hoosier State train, expand to Cincy

In a March 18 letter, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) urged the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration to continue the Chicago-Indianapolis “Hoosier State” train service and to improve the service to attract more riders. Among the improvements, he advised INDOT and FRA to extend the train service to Cincinnati. All Aboard […]