All Board Ohio Sets Meetings in Columbus, Cleveland

All Board Ohio will hold its fall meeting on Sept. 28 in Columbus and hear seven presentations related to public transportation and rail history.

The rail passenger advocacy group will meet between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission office at 111 Liberty Street.

Presentation include: Thea Walsh/Dina Lopez, MORPC planning team, providing an update on Pittsburgh-Columbus-Chicago Rapid Speed Transportation Initiative; Matt Dietrich, executive director, Ohio Rail Development Commission, providing an update on State of Ohio rail plans and projects; Laura Kliewer, executive director, Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission, providing an update on Midwest passenger rail projects and regional rail plan; Joanna Pinkerton, CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority, discussing long-range plans and projects;  Josh Lapp, president, Transit Columbus, discussing the local transit levy initiative; and Stu Nicholson and  Larry Robertson, All Aboard Ohio, giving a brief history of passenger rail service in Columbus.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required and must be completed by Sept. 24.

Tickets are $25 for AAO members and $35 for non-members, which includes a 2020 AAO membership.

The ticket price also includes refreshments and a box lunch. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. and the programs begin at 10 a.m.

Tickets can be ordered from All Aboard Ohio, 230 W. Huron Road, #85.53, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Information is available at info@allaboardohio.org or by calling 844-464-7245.

AAO will host a Cleveland area meeting on Sept. 14 between 10 a.m. and noon at the  Sustainable Cleveland Center, located on the third level above the food court at Tower City Center.

Topics to be discussed include projects/plans for Federal Railroad Administration grant applications, Amtrak service issues, and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority projects/issues.

Contact Ken Prendergast at 216-288-4883 for more information.

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