Columbus Rail Project To Spur Jobs
Long-time ORDC Commissioner to Be Honored
Columbus (Monday, November 7, 2011) – Two related rail projects near downtown Columbus will improve safety and service, create new 13 new jobs and retain 160 more . The jointly funded project between the ORDC and Columbus & Ohio River Railroad is among the agenda items for the next regular meeting of the Ohio Rail Development Commission:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
At 11:00 a-m
At the Ohio Department of Transportation Headquarters
1980 West Broad Street
Lower Level, Rom GA
Rehabilitation of a 1.6-mile long portion of the Neilston Line (which branches off of the Panhandle Line just east of downtown Columbus) and relocation of a mainline rail crossover on the Panhandle Line comprise the two-part project to be considered by the Commissioners. The line serves both PSC Metals and will soon serve Yenkin-Majestic on the east side of Columbus.
A second agenda item is a revision of loan terms for the Columbiana County Port Authority for the rehabilitation of the former Youngstown & Southern rail line.
Also on the agenda is a proposed revision in terms for an ORDC loan to the Columbiana County Port Authority and a resolution to honor retiring ORDC Commissioner Harold “Herk” Wolfe. Wolfe is the second-longest serving ORDC Commissioner, a retired owner and executive in the aggregates industry and has been a strong voice for improved rail service in Ohio ever since being appointed to the Commission in 2000.
Details on the agenda items, including project briefings, can be obtained by contacting Stu Nicholson by phone at
For more information contact:
Public Information Officer
Ohio Rail Development Commission