Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Springfielders Eye Merits of Regional Rail System

At a presentation Tuesday the economic benefits of having a passenger rail station (again) in Springfield were touted by a Maine developer who claims billions of dollars were generated up there.
"I would hesitate to forecast any specific numbers for Ohio, but I can tell you in Maine, we generated $7.2 billion in additional construction with development stimulated by the train,” Martin said. “The train rail line will add another $2.4 billion of development in the state."

Of course he doesn't seem to breakdown development and the actual installation of the line.
Springfield is currently not in the plans for a first stage 3C corridor system.

Noose Son story here

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