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The Columbus Dispatch - Study: New Amtrak service would create millions in economic benefits to Greater Columbus

An economic impact study on an Amtrak route that would serve Columbus estimates that the initial investment in the region would generate between $36 million and $48 million, with $22 million to $29 million in wages for local workers.

The study commissioned by the non-profit rail advocacy group All Aboard Ohio also found that ongoing ridership would generate $3.9 million to $7.2 million in new wages a year.

The study's findings were presented Wednesday at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's headquarters in the Brewery District.

In December, the Federal Railroad Administration said Ohio is in line for Amtrak service expansion, with officials are looking at four corridors:

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