Columbus enterprise leaders push passenger rail return

The Mid-Ohio Regional Preparing Commission and the Columbus Partnership are throwing their excess weight powering a proposal to deliver Amtrak to Greater Columbus.

The businesses held two briefings in the drop with Amtrak executives and former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and have convened a group of imagined leaders that involves officers from Ohio Point out College, the Bigger Columbus Conference Centre and the Columbus and Franklin County governments.

“We noticed the window of opportunity opening very last year,” MORPC Govt Director William Murdock mentioned. “That’s why we engaged with some of these other businesses to start off these discussions.”

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Greater Columbus should be beautiful to Amtrak as one of the swiftest increasing regions in the Midwest, Murdock stated.