Ohio Exploring Passenger Rail Expansion with Amtrak
Though investigating, the state is far from saying 'yes'
Ohio took the formal step of signaling interest in expanding Amtrak passenger rail in the state, though it is far from saying yes to the idea.
Governor Mike DeWine has asked the Ohio Rail Development Commission to work with Amtrak to study potential new routes, according to Dan Tierney, a spokesperson for the governor's office. The request was first reported by Cleveland.com.
"It’s not to the point where we’re ready to go jump up and 'yippee', but it’s significant and we’re optimistic," said Stu Nicholson with All Aboard Ohio, an advocacy group for rail.
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