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 Upcoming Meetings

 
Ohio Rail Development Commission Meeting
 
Thursday, November 20, 2014
11:00am
at The Ohio Department of Transportation 
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio
in 1C

Committees will meet at 10:00 am
 
For more information contact:
Julianne Kaercher
Public Information Officer
Ohio Rail Development Commission
614-728-9497
 

 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.