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It’s Time to Fight for Midwest Rail Transit

By early spring, construction on the fully funded Cincinnati Streetcar will officially begin, starting an exciting chapter in that City’s urban core and charting a new course for urbanism in the Midwest.  You would think this would be a time of celebration for Cincinnati as they have been fighting the good fight to bring rail transit to their urban core for quite some time now.  But unfortunately, the City is once again in a fight for its life to save the Cincinnati Streetcar – and they needs all the help they can get. In 2009, Cincinnatians successfully fought back against special interest...
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What Indianapolis Can Learn from Cincinnati’s Rail Lessons

What Indianapolis Can Learn from Cincinnati’s Rail Lessons
In early February of this year, IndyConnect, the transit plan that focuses on altering the central Indiana transportation system away from its current auto-only orientation towards one featuring rail, was released to the general public.  In the ensuing eight months, public meetings have been held, discussions have occurred, and opinions have been shared about the initiative’s routes, seen in the image below, and their associated pros and cons.  From this debate, the plan is expected to be revised with the goal of creating a transit plan that best reflects the public’s desires and expectations. ...
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