Tag Archives: transportation

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 […]

NAACP policy: public transit is a civil right!

At its 107th Annual Convention held July 16-20 in Cincinnati, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) passed a national transportation policy platform that establishes public transportation as a basic civil right. The policy was brought forth in a resolution by Derek Bauman who chairs the Transportation Committee of the NAACP Cincinnati Branch […]

Ohio faces major transit funding crisis!

Two years ago, the Ohio Department of Transportation estimated in an important study that public transportation agencies across the state will need nearly $570 million per year in additional funding to meet identifiable needs. That amount of state support would put Ohio, the nation’s seventh-most populous state, among its peers – the other top-10 states in […]

Feds lend Ohio hand to get back on the train again

The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress has extended its hand to states and regions to get on board in giving its constituents more and better transportation choices. It did so by offering new financing tools for improved passenger rail and transit services in the new 5-year federal transportation law passed this week. Now Ohio’s state government, metropolitan areas within […]