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View Poll Results: Do you support building of passenger rail in Ohio?
YES! Not only would I support this, but i would ride it! 95 71.97%
Yes. But I would never ride it. 3 2.27%
It doesn't affect me or any one I know. 12 9.09%
No. Blah. Terrible idea! 22 16.67%
Voters: 132. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-29-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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I am not against FAST trains (>150 mph) but to waste money on trains that get me to Columbus or the Nati in more time than it takes to drive is completely asinine.
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I say ..."BRING ON THE 3 - C Connector!!! It will undoubtedly create many new opportunities, help to save our environment and it will attract even more growth in all 3 of Ohios major cities.
It's really a "NO BRAINER" ... and it "should" be undertaken much sooner than later.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I say ..."BRING ON THE 3 - C Connector!!! It will undoubtedly create many new opportunities, help to save our environment and it will attract even more growth in all 3 of Ohios major cities.
It's really a "NO BRAINER" ... and it "should" be undertaken much sooner than later.
I agree, this is a no-brainer. Ohio is years (decades??) behind other states (that are smaller and less dense even) ANYTHING new in this state is good, because its been the same old same old here FOREVER. The 3 C Line will encourage inter-activity between the states largest cities. I know many people from Cincy who have never been to Cleveland and vice-versa.
Rail/trains are the future, cars are a thing of the past (1900's) being that this is the United States: Cars aren't going anywhere, but we NEED to assimilate people into using other modes of transportation in addition to automobiles. I'd love 2 catch a ride up to Cleveland to watch Lebron, hit the town and not have to spend $150 in gas to do it.
Its funny that some people are opposed to this (???) I don't get it. This is America...What happened to the ingenuity and progress that got us where we are today. Everyone should be accepting new innovative ideas. Obviously the old ways aren't working as well as we thought.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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I agree, this is a no-brainer. Ohio is years (decades??) behind other states (that are smaller and less dense even) ANYTHING new in this state is good, because its been the same old same old here FOREVER. The 3 C Line will encourage inter-activity between the states largest cities. I know many people from Cincy who have never been to Cleveland and vice-versa.
Rail/trains are the future, cars are a thing of the past (1900's) being that this is the United States: Cars aren't going anywhere, but we NEED to assimilate people into using other modes of transportation in addition to automobiles. I'd love 2 catch a ride up to Cleveland to watch Lebron, hit the town and not have to spend $150 in gas to do it.
Its funny that some people are opposed to this (???) I don't get it. This is America...What happened to the ingenuity and progress that got us where we are today. Everyone should be accepting new innovative ideas. Obviously the old ways aren't working as well as we thought.
Excellent post! Even though New Mexico's is not as extensive as Ohio's (could) be, they still have a nice train that takes you from Santa Fe to ALBQ.

This needs to happen, and I know for a fact it would be extremely successful in Ohio. We have 11.5 million people, and the Three C's each have over 2 million in each metro. And that is not including stops in other areas like Dayton (800,000), Akron (700,000) and Canton (400,00). It really is a "no brainer."
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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I'm not a fan of mass transportation. I would never use it, and it really provides no direct benefit to me.
Do I support it? Of course I do. It's a great idea that would provide many construction jobs, possibly entice businesses to locate in Ohio, and get a bunch of people off of the highways, leaving less congestion for me.

I support it just like I support gambling, and any other project that doesn't really affect me, but could benefit other Ohioans.

The only people that I could possibly see not supporting it, are the ones that could lose property when it is built.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I'm not a fan of mass transportation. I would never use it, and it really provides no direct benefit to me.
Do I support it? Of course I do. It's a great idea that would provide many construction jobs, possibly entice businesses to locate in Ohio, and get a bunch of people off of the highways, leaving less congestion for me.

I support it just like I support gambling, and any other project that doesn't really affect me, but could benefit other Ohioans.

The only people that I could possibly see not supporting it, are the ones that could lose property when it is built.
Most of the time they like to use old unused railroad property, it helps to cut cost and the foundation of the old rail are easier to up grade than to start from scratch. So the loss of private property will be at a minimum at best.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Looks like Ohio may be getting plenty of Stimulus money in 2010.

Stimulus Spending in Ohio Ramps up in 2010 - ABC News

Looks like we'll get our answer by Jan:

"Still up for grabs is $8 billion in stimulus money that Obama has set aside for high-speed passenger rail projects. By late January, the Federal Rail Administration will decide if Ohio gets $564 million for a 79-mph, startup train service connecting Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati."
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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It would be stupid on the NATIONAL government's side if they passed Ohio up on this. A huge population center that links the Midwest to the Northeast, over half the Nation's population is less than 500 miles from Ohio's borders. Ohio is home to plenty of fortune 500 companies, 5th in the nation!

Don't pass Ohio up on this, PLEASE!
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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It's a reality folks. Federal Stimulus money just gave Ohio $400 million of the transporatation money to make this happen!!

From the Columbus Dispatch:

Money for rail bound for Ohio | Columbus Dispatch Politics (http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/01/28/copy/ohrailbux.ART_ART_01-28-10_A1_O2GE7CV.html?adsec=politics&sid=101 - broken link)
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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And from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Gov. Ted Strickland says Ohio will get $400 million for 3C rail project | OPEN: Ohio Politics - cleveland.com
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