Tag Archives: Mentor

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 […]

CSX, Wall Street want a steel wall across Ohio

Imagine how Ohioans would react to a new Ohio Turnpike commissioner seeking to halve the busy toll road from six lanes to three. It would be soundly rejected and the commissioner promptly shown the exit. An equally zany idea is reportedly being pursued by E. Hunter Harrison, the new CEO of CSX Transportation Inc., one of […]

A multi-county transit system for NE Ohio?

At long last, the conversation has begun — about creating a multi-county public transit system of nodes and regional connectors for Northeast Ohio. It’s a vision that will include the best attributes of walking, bikes, private transportation network companies, circulator/mainline/rapid buses, modernized and expanded urban rail  lines, regional commuter railroad lines and multimodal stations that conveniently unite […]

September 2016 e-Edition newsletter

Download the September 2016 issue CLICK HERE to read the following stories: Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar starts Sept. 9 Join AAO’s campaign to save Ohio transit Wick Moorman starts work as Amtrak’s new CEO Update on Amtrak, expansion federal funding Amtrak to invest $2.45B in NE high-speed trains Virginia moves forward on multimodal Atlantic Gateway Illustration […]