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 Upcoming Meetings

Ohio Rail Development Commission Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
at The Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
in Room GA

Committees will meet prior to the full Commission
For more information contact:
Julianne Kaercher
Public Information Officer
Ohio Rail Development Commission

 About the ORDC

The Ohio Rail Development Commission's mission is to plan, promote, and implement the improved movement of goods and people faster and safer on a rail transportation network connecting Ohio to the nation and the world.   The mission is to be accomplished through a coordinated freight and passenger rail system which is an integral part of a seamless, intermodal transportation network contributing to Ohio's quality of life and economic development.
ORDC improves public safety by funding grade crossing safety improvements.
ORDC provides grants, loans, and other assistance to:
  • perform a vital economic development function by assisting businesses locating or expanding in Ohio with rail spurs and other rail infrastructure;
  • help rehabilitate light density branch lines on small short-line and regional railroads;
  • assist in the acquisition and continued operation of branch lines;
  • address special rail problems such as mainline congestion and assisting businesses with rail-related issues; and
  • assist with promotion of the rail-related tourism industry.
 The ORDC was created in 1994 under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4981.