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ODOT refutes train criticism with new study
Opponents of the 3C rail have said it's too slow, inconvenient and expensive
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Jo Ingles
 

For months now, critics of the proposed 3C passenger rail have said it's too slow, too inconvenient and too expensive. Now the Ohio Department of Transportation has come out with a new study that refutes those criticisms. But will the study be enough to convince the train's critics? Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles takes a look at that question.

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Great work on the story, OPR.

Students going to Ohio State in Columbus would be delighted to know that they can take a train to within two and a half miles of campus. All you need is a lift to the train station. With stations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Mansfield, and Cleveland, that will be a reasonable trip from a huge number of locations in Ohio.

(there will be a few more stations than those I named)


Posted by: Thomas Pirko (Kirtland, Ohio) on October 5, 2010 10:10AM
Sounds like another government handout – every day when traveling state route 66N, people in Defiance Ohio are reminded that our stimulus dollars are at work by an expensive sign notice just before road work lane closures – and the road workers work late into the night, probably good pay, while it lasts.
This rail plan should fit nicely with Obama's brainchild Chris Dodd's idea - wnd.com - LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER Chris Dodd's last act: 'Control the people' - WASHINGTON – Alarms are being raised over what probably is retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd's last major piece of legislation – the Livable Communities Act, which has been approved by the Senate Banking Committee and now is heading to the Senate floor – for its likely U.N. inspiration and goal of controlling people.
THE PLAN WOULD CREATE A NEW FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY, THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES, ARMED WITH SOME $4 BILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS, TO PRESSURE LOCAL COMMUNITIES INTO A MORE "GREEN" DEVELOPMENT AGENDA.
We can expect no problems with this federal “aid” scheme, considering the transparency and efficiency of this and previous federal programs. The federal government's cheerleader, the EPA, would not force an unfunded mandate on the citizens, for a violation of environmental safety.
The citizens of Defiance, Ohio just found a $10. increase in their Utility bill because of an EPA unfunded mandate – the $10. will increase every year, next year around $20. to fix the water lines. If there is any way the federal government can mess up, it will, because the government doesn't have to pay for it's inefficiency – the citizens' do.
We need permanent jobs, --- not a railroad, a replacement car, kitchen appliance, temporary jobs, or a healthscare tax, but like it or not, we got these, and other help/bills just keeps on passing – like a kidney stone.


Posted by: The Emperor has no clothes on October 5, 2010 8:10AM
I'm tired of having no choice but to reach for the car keys every time I want to go somewhere. Give me the peaceful train!


Posted by: Ed (Cleveland) on October 5, 2010 8:10AM
The true color of rail critics comes out in this story. First, they opposed the trains because they were slow. Now that the trains aren't slow, they still oppose them! Clearly a case of "don't confuse me with the facts."


Posted by: Kevin (Columbus) on October 5, 2010 6:10AM
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