WCBE Stories
2:00 am
Fri September 21, 2007

Rail system picks up momentum

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Rail Development Commission has been pushing the creation of a regional high-speed rail system called the Ohio Hub, in which freight and passenger trains from hubs in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo link to other stops throughout Ohio and in nearby states. The ten-year-old idea has been mired in numerous problems including a price tag of nearly five billion dollars. Now development commission spokesperson Stu Nicholson says new support from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who's helping seek federal money, could help make the idea a reality. Hear Nicholson's conversation with Jim Letizia.