Thursday, January 07, 2010

ODOT and ORDC Evaluate Proposed 3C Rail Line Station in Southwest Cleveland - 3C is ME


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ODOT and ORDC Evaluate Proposed 3C Rail Line Station in Southwest Cleveland
On Thursday, January 7, 2010, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) evaluated the City of Cleveland’s proposed southwest train station at the GCRTA’s Puritas Rapid site.
The preferred southwest Cleveland station would be located at the current GCRTA Puritas Rapid Red Line station. The $2.2 million investment would be for construction of the 500-foot station platform, modification of pedestrian bridge, and installation of platform lighting, seating, signage and Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs).
Extending passenger service to Cleveland is critical to the 3C "Quick Start" Passenger Rail Plan, as Cleveland is the largest metro area in Ohio, with more than 2 million residents. The Cleveland metro area is also home to a dozen colleges and universities, a group identified by Amtrak as a major component to the success of the 3C rail line.



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2 comments:

Serafin said...

Why would this NOT go all the way downtown?

Scott said...

From what I recall, I believe it has much to do with what the existing rail companies are willing to allow on their right-of-way.