Deal Could Bring Passenger Rail To Columbus
The mayors of nine towns in Indiana and Ohio have signed a memo of agreement proposing the development of a passenger rail line that would connect Chicago, Fort Wayne and Columbus.
The proposed 300 mile long corridor would connect travelers from downtown Chicago to Columbus in less than four hours. The nine cities plan to work together to secure funding for a study to examine engineering, technical and service aspects of the proposed line. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says it will increase transportation alternatives and tourism revenues.