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Old 12-30-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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of course. With the sole exception of Buffalo, every city with rail transportation is doing rather well. The same cannot in anyway be said for cities that are auto-dependent. Buses alone have never worked as an effective transportation system, they are a part of the system but not the entire puzzle.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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^ Do you mean growing in population successful or bringing in tax money successful? Because a TON of cities are strained financially, not just Buffalo.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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I meant more in terms of expanding the transportation, I believe Buffalo is the only city to build and not expand a rail line since WW2
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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A LRT from the airport and streetcars in Covington and Newport would be a good way to move people into downtown like a major city should. The city should also look into declaring streetcars a citywide initiative. The mistake Cincinnati and Hamilton County leaders make with presenting mass transit to the region is all of the promises. They should not ask. The city never makes rail transit sound like a priority, with the exclusion of the OTR line.

LRT along the 71 and 75 communities to DT Dayton would help Cincinnati a lot. I could see the region growing in a pattern not dissimilar to Atlanta's infrastructure boom. More DT investment, more regional office presence, mega-sprawl, re-districting (OTR/Uptown rise, other areas fall), slow-but-steady city proper population increase, etc.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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Hillside I really agree with what you're saying. I believe it makes a lot of sense as well. I would also hope it encourages more URBAN living instead of raping the rural areas with, in my opinion, ugly cookie cutter houses.

I also would hope the plan would include NKY as well, maybe even SE Indiana.
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