City of Columbus and MORPC: Help build the Chicago-Columbus rail line.
  • Petitioning City of Columbus

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City of Columbus
MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission)

City of Columbus and MORPC: Help build the Chicago-Columbus rail line.

    1. Petition by

      Transit Columbus

Does going from Columbus to Chicago in under four hours without the hassle of flying or driving sound nice? The City of Columbus helped fund a study showing that a rail link between these two great cities  is not only economically feasible, but would create jobs, bring investment to the region, be self-sustaining and get people from Downtown Columbus to Downtown Chicago in under four hours. Tell the City of Columbus that you want a quick, convenient and inexpensive link to Chicago, and support their efforts to make this great plan a reality.


View the full study at:

City of Columbus
MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission)
Help build the Chicago-Columbus rail line.

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Recent signatures


    1. MORPC's Reacts Positively To Our Petition!

      Message from MORPC:
      Dear Transit Columbus and signers of its recent petition,

      Thank you for your support and interest in the proposed Chicago-Columbus high-speed passenger rail line and your encouragement for MORPC and the City of Columbus to further pursue the project. This is an interesting and potentially transformative project for Central Ohio which merits further investigation and review.

      In conjunction with our partners at the City of Columbus and other Ohio and Indiana communities along the proposed route, MORPC is working to explore the project's feasibility, financial viability, and level of local business and community support. Please look for more information as these efforts are completed over the next year.

      We very much appreciate the significant interest in improving Central Ohio's transportation options and connections and welcome additional public comment.Thanks again.

      Kind Regards,
      William Murdock
      Executive Director

    2. Reached 5,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Haley Cipkala NEW ALBANY, OH
      • 30 days ago

      This will foster business growth for the Columbus area. A quick and affordable way to connect these two major cities would be extremely beneficial in my line of business.

    • Graham Oberly CHESAPEAKE, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      Sustainability and ease of transportation

    • Mackenzie Worrall COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      Columbus's art scene would thrive off of a connection like this.

    • Sharon Lewis COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      We need better and cleaner transportation options in Ohio. Not everyone can afford to own a car these days.

    • Rob Colosimo SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I have family and friends in Columbus who enjoy visiting Chicago. I have heard that they would travel there more often with a fast transit route.


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