Reinstate rail service to Columbus, Ohio
  • Petitioning Michael Coleman

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor of Columbus
Michael Coleman
Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation
Jerry Wray
Governor of Ohio
Gov. John Kasich

Reinstate rail service to Columbus, Ohio

    1. Phillip Fierst
    2. Petition by

      Phillip Fierst

      Columbus, OH

Columbus is the second largest city in the United States without rail service. Columbus had rail service on the "National Limited" route until 1977. As the Ohio Hub project failed due to political maneuvering by Governor Kasich, it's now up to Amtrak to reinstate service to this metropolitan area of 1,800,000. We're the 15th largest metro area in the country and our citizens deserve national rail service once again. I plan on making a rally if this movement gains motion. Likewise, public projects such as transportation cause a "multiplier effect" wherein money invested in said projects give back many times more in economic benefits to the community. Everytime a person signs the petition, an email is sent to Amtrak informing them of our committment to this idea.

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Michael Coleman, Mayor of Columbus
Jerry Wray, Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation
Gov. John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
We demand reinstated rail service to Columbus, Ohio; the second largest metropolitan area in the US without any rail service.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • constance carroll COLUMBUS, OH
      • 4 months ago

      we could connect with north-south rail lines without the hassle of air travel

    • Brian Griffin COLUMBUS, OH
      • 5 months ago

      There is no excuse for us not having rail service...Let's get this done!

    • ryan adams MARYSVILLE, OH
      • 5 months ago

      with a major rail link between major city's in the Midwest and northeast, and the people who travel on said rail line will create a bigger need for a light or heavy rail system in Columbus

    • jeffrey strasser DUBLIN, OH
      • 6 months ago

      Because I don't drive, but I would love to take the train to California to see my Aunt Alice

    • Carolyn Piercey GRANBY, CT
      • 6 months ago

      I would take the train to Columbus from New York, if I could, and if it was reasonably comparable to driving cost.


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