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Join All Aboard Ohio as our Interim Chair Erin Rosiello talks passenger rail with local experts, starting now! Laying Track for Amtrak's Expansion… via @YouTube #ontrackwithamtrak #cmc

Amtrak’s economic impact estimates for 3C&D Corridor alone is $130 million annually + $2.6 billion in economic activity from the one-time capital investment. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

The Center for Neighborhood Technology study found that high-speed trains around the world emit somewhere between .1 and .3 pounds of carbon dioxide per passenger mile, while planes emit more than .6 pounds and cars more than .5. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

The International Energy Agency reports that rail carries 8% of the world's passengers and 7% of freight, yet accounts for just 2% of transport energy use and constitutes an eco-friendly alternative to air travel by reducing emissions. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Ohioans can expect to lose an additional 37 to 44 hours every year to traffic congestion during their regular commutes, which works out to be nearly an entire workweek of time sitting in traffic. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

In 2019, there were 132,000 passengers departing or arriving in Ohio via Amtrak. In addition, 242,811 riders passed through Ohio in 2019, boarding and detraining outside the state. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

Currently, in the US, public transit use results in a reduction of 865,000,000 hours of travel time, and a reduction of 450,000,000 gallons of gas being burned and can save over $10,000 per family per year. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

243,812 Ohioans spend at least one hour commuting one-way to work, and about one-third of residents work outside of the counties where they live. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

The proposed 3C&D route would serve dozens of colleges and universities and connect 18 Fortune 500 companies. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

I-71 in Cincinnati, the main highway connecting the 3Cs, was the sixth-most congested highway in the country and Columbus was ranked in the top 50 cities with the worst traffic in the country in 2019. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

All four of the major cities along the 3C&D corridor are in the top 10 cities with the highest annual percent change in commuting costs. Cincinnati is #3, Columbus is 5th, Cleveland is 7th, and Dayton is #10. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

On the top 100 Amtrak routes, train travel was determined to be cheaper 80% of the time, with an average savings of $132. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Amtrak’s Acela fleet, debuted in 2000, can travel up to 150 mph. In 2022, Acela’s next generation, the Avelia Liberty fleet, can travel upwards of 180mph. These trains were made in the US and modeled after France’s TGV high-speed trains. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

The name “Amtrak” results from the blending of the words “America” and “track.” It is properly used in documents with only the first letter capitalized. The railroad is officially known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Amtrak was created by Congress in 1970 to take over the intercity passenger rail services previously operated by private railroad companies. Operations began on May 1, 1971. All Aboard Ohio was founded 2 years later in July 1973. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Train travel emits around 66-80% less carbon than planes and cars. Trains also use less energy, use less space, transport more people, and create less noise pollution than other gas or electric powered modes of transportation. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Currently, 48% of Ohioans live within 25 miles of a station serviced by Amtrak. Restoring the 3C&D would increase that number to nearly 75%. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary sources:…

Let's talk tourism! In cities with passenger rail systems, hotel performance was on average 10.9 percent better than that of hotels in non-rail cities, even during economic downturns. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Did you know... Every $1 invested in public transit creates approximately $4 in economic benefits, and every $1 billion creates nearly 50,000 jobs. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary Source:…

In 2019, Amtrak spent $40mm in Ohio and employed 52 residents in the state who were paid $5.4mm to serve 7 stations. For comparison, they served 21 stations in Virginia with $124mm spent and employed 817 residents with wages of $87.1mm. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

BREAKING NEWS! Governor DeWine has made an official decision IN SUPPORT of Amtrak expansion in Ohio! #OnTrackWithAmtrak #AllAboardOhio…

Did you know… Amtrak relies heavily on the cooperation of other railroads to operate routes using tracks that Amtrak does not own or control. Host railroads are required to provide Amtrak trains “preference” over freight transportation. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Did you know... Ohio is ranked 20th in the nation in transportation infrastructure, based on factors that include commute time and public transit usage. Transportation infrastructure is a key predictor of where economic growth will occur. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Did you know... There are three interstate trains that operate in Ohio: Cardinal with one Ohio stop in Cincinnati; and the Capital Limited and Lake Shore Limited that serve the northern part of the state. Columbus has not had passenger service since 1979. #OnTrackWithAmtrak

The last passenger trains traveling all the way between Cleveland and Cincinnati ended service on September 1, 1969. After this, it was not possible to travel south from Cleveland to Cincinnati in the same day (though you could northbound). #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebraury

Did you know... Of the 5,188 miles of active rail lines in Ohio, ownership is as follows: freight railroads own 4,589 miles, 569 miles are owned by the federal, state, or local governments, and 30 are miles owned by tourist railroads. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary

Did you know... During the heyday of all rail service, Ohio maintained the largest number of track miles of any U.S. state, having some 9,000 miles. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary #AllAboardOhio Source:….

Did You Know... In 1836, the Erie & Kalamazoo Rail Road became the first railroad completed west of the Allegheny Mountains, connecting Toledo with Adrian, Michigan. #OnTrackWithAmtrak #FactaDayFebruary #AllAboardOhio Source:

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