How’s that again?!
Yes, you read that right. If a local grass-roots effort can drum up the support and get the word out to the people on the benefits of funding a rail line through the city, we could be taking the rapid into Cleveland for dinner and a Tribe game, or avoiding traffic to and from a Brown’s game, within a few short years.
Introduced by Gary Fischer, Dennis Lamont of North Ohio Commuter Rail Coalition (NOCRC) talked about the proposed line. It would run as far west as Vermilion, with a stop at Rt. 60 on Rt. 6. A stop on Baumhart Road, with shuttle service to the Ford Plant and Quarry Development, a potential stop at Leavitt and W. 21st St., and a stop at the underpass on Broadway, with a secondary terminal at the Depot at Black River Landing.
The line would go into Cleveland with a stop at 98th St., and then continue to the Amtrak station or Tower City.
Renee Dore gave the group a little flash of history and something to think about when she reminded those present that a rail line through Lorain saved the city over 100 years ago. Wouldn’t it be great if the rail line could do it again? A rail line could take people into Cleveland, opening up job opportunities, as well as bring people here for restaurants and retail and our waterfront development.
Like the way that sounds? I’ll have more details on this for you soon, but in the meantime, you can go to http://www.cfte.org/ and check it out, or to get involved or for more answers to specific questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.