Rail Commission “Hits the Road”
Commissioners Travel to Cincinnati to Hold Meeting/Tour Rail Sites
Columbus (Monday, July 18, 2011) – The Ohio Rail Development Commission brings a rail “road show” to Cincinnati this Thursday as Commissioners hold their regular meeting at the:
OKI (Ohio Kentucky Indiana) Regional Council of Governments
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 420
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Among the items on the Commission agenda:
- Staff will brief Commissioners on a major upgrade for the Genesee & Wyoming (Ohio Central Railroad) yard at Newark that will greatly improve freight service to over 80 customers served by the railroad on the state-owned Panhandle Line. It will also retain 26 jobs and create 2 new jobs.
Commissioners will also consider:
- A change in loan terms with the Columbiana County Port Authority for the rehabilitation of the Youngstown & Southern railroad line.
- A rail project in partnership with the City of Leipsic in Putnam County to administer an $800-thousand dollar ODOT (TRAC) award for a new rail connection and other track work at the “Iron Highway” Industrial park at Leipsic, and Ohio Job Ready site.
In addition to its regular business, Commissioners will also be taken on a tour of two rail development sites near Cincinnati.
Briefings on the above projects are available on request.
For more information contact:
Stu Nicholson, ORDC Communications,
at 614-644-0513 or