Sept 15 – 3C Rail Development Briefing


I received this from the City of Springfield this morning and thought it was worth posting.

The Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati 3-C Corridor to come through Springfield

Private developer of $100 million mixed-use commercial project near new train station in Maine to make whistle stop in Springfield City Hall Forum on Tuesday

3C can deliver Convenience, Conservation AND COMMERCE to Springfield

This week will be a momentous week in the effort to “quick start” passenger rail service along the 3C corridor, linking Springfield with Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.  

  • Starting Monday in Columbus, and continuing Tuesday in Dayton and Springfield, and Wednesday in Cincinnati, the private developer of a $100 millionmixed-use commercial project next to the new train station in Saco, Maine will share his state’s economic success story with local business leaders in Ohio.  Maine’s state-sponsored Downeaster passenger rail service is expected to generate $3.3 billion in construction investment and create 8,000 new jobs in that state over the next two decades.
  • On Tuesday, ODOT/ORDC will announce its recommended route and station alternatives, preliminary ridership and travel-time estimates, providing the public an opportunity to ask questions and voice preferences at public open housemeetings in each of the 3Cs (Columbus-Monday; Cleveland-Tuesday; Cincinnati-Wednesday).
  •  Also on Tuesday, Amtrak is scheduled to release its much-anticipated operations proposal, announcing schedules, assumed start-up station locations and its own ridership projections for the 3C corridor.

WHAT: Update and briefing on economic, travel, and environmental benefits of 3C Plans

WHO: Warren Copeland, Mayor, City of Springfield, Ohio; Robert Martin, Chief Operating Officer, Mattson Development (Saco, Maine); Chester Jourdan, Executive Director, Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission; Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009: 1:15 pm-Special Briefing; Media Interviews Available Immediately Following

WHERE: City Hall Forum – 76 East High Street Springfield, Ohio 45502

CONTACT: Bryan Heck, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, City of Springfield, Ohio, 937.324.7300 or 937-215-8734

NOTE: Video available of passenger trains in operation and passengers boardingTrains


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