Fri, Feb 09|
Grand Lobby at TMACOG
Toledo Whistle Stop
All Aboard Ohio is thrilled to announce that the Whistle Stop Tour is coming to Toledo, Ohio! Join us and the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) for an informative session where we will provide updates on our progress in the FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) process...
Time & Location
Feb 09, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Grand Lobby at TMACOG, 300 Martin Luther King Jr, Drive, Toledo, OH 43604, USA
About the event
All Aboard Ohio and Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) will celebrate new federal planning funding and share next steps for a passenger rail corridor linking Cleveland, Toledo, and Detroit during a Whistle Stop Tour event in Toledo.
Join us from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, February 9 in the Grand Lobby at TMACOG, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Toledo.
This event is designed to share information with elected officials, community and business leaders, and the public about the Federal Railroad Administration’s exciting recent announcement that it will fund study for ways to strengthen and expand rail corridors connecting Toledo, Detroit, Cleveland, and Chicago.
Local leaders will highlight the importance of pushing for progress on passenger rail development and emphasize its potential to boost our economy, tourism, and workforce.
Speakers will include Ohio Rep. Michele Grim and Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz.
Officials with All Aboard Ohio will share research showing positive economic benefits that come with improved rail service, including a new connection between Toledo and Detroit. Registration is encouraged by going to https://www.allaboardohio.org/event-details/toledo-whistle-stop
“We hope you’ll join us to review plans for Ohio’s exciting future in passenger rail. While it’s a reality that we have much work to do and new rail lines won’t be built immediately, we are encouraged by the current funding and believe federal officials see a bright future for expanded passenger rail service in Ohio,” said Sandy Spang, TMACOG executive director.