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Statewide passenger rail building speed

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/09 @ 10:23am

At one of the "summit" meetings happening around the state, Mayor Frank Jackson spoke on January 7 in downtown Cleveland on the positive economic impacts of 3-C Corridor trains, including making it more attractive and efficient for companies to do business in Ohio.

Since then, the Ohio Department of Transportation released its Transportation Priorities Task Force report, which included a recommendation for "creating a dedicated source of funding for public transit, including intercity and intra-city passenger rail."

Passenger rail has the opportunity to reshape Ohio's landscape-both economically and physically, adds All Aboard Ohio, the organizer of the summit meetings.

The push to establish a passenger rail line connecting Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati will depend largely on finding a way to fund it-the report recommends a new gas tax. To learn more and support the creation of a statewide rail link, go here.

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