Ohio Professional Sports Teams Support
Restoring Passenger Rail Service in Ohio
Columbus, Ohio – Several Ohio professional sports teams have announced their support for restoring passenger rail in Ohio, as outlined in the state biennial transportation budget.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Crew, Cincinnati Bengals, Columbus Blue Jackets and Columbus Clippers have announced that they are on board with the plan for start-up rail service in the 3-C Corridor (Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton and Cincinnati).
"Our sports teams bring tremendous energy to our cities and attract people from across Ohio and outside the state for games and other activities that contribute to our economic vitality," said Governor Ted Strickland. "In addition to important job-creating benefits, passenger rail will also provide more Ohioans with a practical and safe transportation alternative to enjoy Ohio’s world-class professional athletics."
Several local officials have voiced their support for the passenger rail plan outlined in the transportation budget.
An updated list is below:
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson
Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman
Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin
Lima Mayor David Berger
Mansfield Mayor Don Culliver*
Mansfield City Council*
Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland
Cincinnati City Council
Cleveland City Council
Columbus City Council President Michael Mentel
Delaware City Council
Delaware Mayor Windell Wheeler
And the commissioners of Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton and Montgomery counties
*Denotes new supporters
614 644-0957/614 832-7512Amanda.Wurst@governor.ohio.gov