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Old 07-11-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I did and googled to get several articles on the Oasis Commuter Rail Study, the current phase scheduled to be completed in 2012. Yes there is a project study, after all the involved state and local bureaucrat engineers must have something to do for their jobs. But a study is still a long way from construction as there is still no money appropriated for that. I expect that is where the rub may come in.
At least the project is still active. I think the city and its surrounding suburbs deserve commuter rail
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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No, this project is dead. It was always a junk project they never actually intended to pursue. Many think that Potune kept the planning going so that he could throw it on the ballot at the same time Cincinnati or the county does a transit tax. That way there would be two transit taxes on the ballot at the same time and voters could be intentionally confused into voting for neither. Now people think the county is keeping the Union Terminal capital bond issue off the county ballot for the same reason. So if the city does a transit tax or there is another effort for a Metro Moves type county tax they can throw the union terminal bond issue on there and then it becomes and either/or situation.

That's how politics is played and that's why Cincinnati suffers -- because we keep electing people (CHABOT!) who play these games.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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As long as we keep people like Chabot in office, we will never have nice things. A vote for Chabot is a vote against Cincinnati.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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No, this project is dead. It was always a junk project they never actually intended to pursue. Many think that Potune kept the planning going so that he could throw it on the ballot at the same time Cincinnati or the county does a transit tax. That way there would be two transit taxes on the ballot at the same time and voters could be intentionally confused into voting for neither. Now people think the county is keeping the Union Terminal capital bond issue off the county ballot for the same reason. So if the city does a transit tax or there is another effort for a Metro Moves type county tax they can throw the union terminal bond issue on there and then it becomes and either/or situation.

That's how politics is played and that's why Cincinnati suffers -- because we keep electing people (CHABOT!) who play these games.
Please read the whole thread before posting next time. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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^You should read that linked Urbancincy article which I wrote 2 years ago. This Eastern Corridor project is a big sham and everybody knows it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:37 AM
 
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As long as we keep people like Chabot in office, we will never have nice things. A vote for Chabot is a vote against Cincinnati.
He's a joke, pure and simple. Unfortunately, with the hilariously gerrymandered GOP district he claims to "represent," It's going to be hard to defeat him, even as he continues to actively work against Cincinnati on Capital Hill.

And good god Chabot - you're BALD! Quit forcing it, that comb-over is almost as ridiculous as your politics.


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Old 07-13-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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I just don't see commuter rail becoming a reality anytime soon in Cincinnati. Honestly I don't believe I will live long enough to see it. The studies will go on and on, that is what the bureaucrats have to do to justify their jobs. But when it gets to the point of actual monies appropriated for construction that is when I believe it will bog down. Hell, look at the projected costs for the Brent Spence bridge replacement - unbelievable.

People are going to be much more interested in what does or does not happen to Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. Medicaid alone has the ability to put us under. I believe commuter rail is not going to be on the top of most people's list.

I am interested in whether the Cincinnati streetcar can actually pay for its operating costs. We should see soon - when, next year?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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^ I think I saw that it will open in early 2014.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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^You should read that linked Urbancincy article which I wrote 2 years ago. This Eastern Corridor project is a big sham and everybody knows it.
Not everyone knows it. Do you think someone on the other side of the country knows? Nope.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Perhaps if the economy were not in such dismal shape the Eastern Corridor project might get a little more attention. But I still predict it will get no funding until the economy turns around, which does not appear to be any time soon.

The longer this goes on, the more absurd the Cincinnati Transit Center becomes. It now fits right in there with the subway. Will the streetcar even go there?
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