Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that he has directed the Ohio Rail Development Commission to apply for the first phase of funding to study expanding passenger rail service in Ohio.
The state has identified two corridors to advance for consideration: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati, the “3C&D line,” and Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit.
“This is the first step of many in this process. We have a lot of questions that need to be answered before we make any commitments,” said DeWine. “The information we gather from this effort will help us make informed decisions about federal opportunities for passenger rail in Ohio.”