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Mission Statement

All Aboard Ohio exists:

  • To increase public awareness about the need to improve efficient intercity passenger rail and local public transit in Ohio;

  • To support objective, nonpartisan research and provide that research and information to civic as well as public and private sector leaders;

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

All Aboard Ohio supports the innovation and development of a balanced transportation system that provides viable mobility choices to all Ohioans.

Social Justice Mission Statement

The needless deaths of George Floyd, Desmond Franklin, Tamir Rice, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Emmett Till and numerous other Black Americans is abhorrent and unacceptable.

Racism is unacceptable in all its forms, including in land use and transportation decisions such as budgets that favor expanding roadways and exacerbating sprawl, the over-policing of transit, criminalization of minor fare infractions and underfunded transit and passenger rail budgets.

Inequitable transportation and land use policies result in negative outcomes including community disinvestment, the obliteration of neighborhoods, and environmental, social and health outcomes that disproportionately impact Black Ohioans who are more likely than other Ohioans to live in households without access to a car.


All Aboard Ohio is proud of our work advocating for equitable and just policies, including our collaboration with the NAACP to help develop a policy position declaring that access to public transit is a basic civil right that is accessible to all, regardless of a citizen’s address, race, age, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or physical or financial ability.

The actions and attention given to the needless deaths of Black Amercians and police violence have caused us to reconsider our role and to commit to using our voice to advance anti-racist policies and to elevate the voices of those who are most impacted by racist policies that drive community disinvestment and cause disparate harm to Black Ohioans and other Ohioans of color.

We encourage our members and all Ohioans to support organizations that fight to eliminate hatred and discrimination in all its forms and for the equality of rights of all people, including:

  • Black Lives Matter

  • Black Lives Matter 216 (Cleveland)

  • Anti-Defamation League

  • Southern Poverty Law Center


○NAACP Cleveland

○ NAACP Columbus

○ NAACP Cincinnati

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