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VISION

Ohio having intercity daytime passenger rail services

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ABOUT ALL ABOARD OHIO

All Aboard Ohio is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to promoting improved public transportation and passenger rail service throughout the state. 

Founded in 1973 and incorporated as a registered 501c-3 in 1987, All Aboard Ohio has spent more than 50 years advocating, educating, and working towards our goal of a connected Midwest.

MISSION

All Aboard Ohio Exists to Advocate for the establishment, Improvement and maintenance of a robust transportation system focusing on passenger rail.

CHIEF STRATEGY

AAO will bring together stakeholders and influential coalitions to take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that presents itself via the Corridor ID program funding.  AAO will act as a liaison in assisting the coalition achieve the vision by uniting leadership to navigate the Corridor ID program.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Chair
Mitch Radakovich
Senior Data Scientist, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati
mitch@allaboardohio.org
Secretary
Sujan Kakumanu
Software Engineer, JP Morgan Chase; Columbus
sujan@allaboardohio.org
Treasurer
Shelby Erickson
Shared Services Controller, CAPA; Columbus
shelby@allaboardohio.org

DIRECTORS

Northeast Region
Brian Schriver
Manager, Sales Onboarding Programs, Rockwell Automation, Cleveland

Southwest Region
Mitch Radakovich
Data Scientist, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati

At Large
Theresa Allen
Former Blanchard Township Trustee (two terms), Former Blanchard River Watershed Partnership Board (10 years, served as President/Vice President); Forest

At Large
Shane Coleman
City of Lima

At Large
Andrew J DiLiddo, Jr
Canton

At Large
Maria Jones
PVMP, Owner, YPHH Technologies; Columbus

At Large
Sue Mancino
Community Volunteer; Wickliffe
Central/SE Region
Vacant

Northwest Region
Vacant

At Large
Andria Perkins
City of Kettering

At Large
Kurt Schwamberger
Assistant State Director SMART-TD OSLB, SMART-TD; Toledo

At Large
Andrew Storck
Commercial Airline Pilot; Columbus

At Large
Robert Winn
Clevelanders For Public Transit; Cleveland

At Large
Jessica Weinberg
Secretary, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD), Toledo

At Large
Vacant

EMERITUS

Derek Bauman
Charles Horn
Michael Conner
Larry Robertson

AAO STAFF

Executive Director
John Esterly
john@allaboardohio.org
Communications Director
Beth Russell, MBA
beth@allaboardohio.org
(614) 562-1086

AAO MISSION STATEMENT

The Ohio Association of Railroad Passengers (OARP) supports the innovative design and development of a robust transportation system that provides diverse transit options to all Ohioans.  OARP believes that a robust transportation system is critically important to the residents of Ohio because transportation is an essential community infrastructure.  

OARP exists to:

 

  • Advocate for the establishment, improvement, and maintenance of a transportation system that:

    • serves all Ohio residents, including low- and moderate-income residents with limited access to personal transportation, business travelers, and tourists,

    • helps low- and moderate-income residents access employment opportunities,

    • revitalizes and stabilizes underserved and/or distressed nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies,

    • connects Ohio’s communities, residents, and businesses.

  • Focus public awareness on the need to improve efficient intercity passenger rail and local public transit in Ohio.

  • Support objective, nonpartisan research and provide the results of that research to civic, public sector, and private sector leaders.

  • Educate the public about the use, benefits, and investments required to improve safe and efficient passenger ground transportation.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

 

"All Aboard Ohio recognizes access to safe and equitable transportation as a fundamental civil right.

Transportation systems can unite or divide communities. Infrastructure decisions in the mid-twentieth century, known to be rooted in prejudice, continue to inform too many transportation planning and funding decisions today. 

AAO advocates for safe, affordable, and efficient transportation policies that address structural injustices of disparate access to economic opportunities, housing, and services. We commit to building a diverse coalition of Ohioans, working together for sustainable and equitable transportation that we can be proud of for generations to come.”

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