ALL ABOARD OHIO SECURES HISTORIC CHARITABLE GIFTS
Nearly $100,000 in funding will support passenger rail initiatives across the Buckeye State
Columbus, Ohio (September 28, 2023) : Officials with All Aboard Ohio (AAO) announced this week that a $55,700 bequest from the estate of Ronald G. Hanks marks the single largest charitable investment that AAO has received in its 50-year history as the only statewide passenger rail and public transit advocacy organization in the Buckeye State. Mr. Hanks, a longtime resident of the Greater Cincinnati area and retired P&G employee, was an avid rail enthusiast who passed away in December 2022.
“Ron joined All Aboard Ohio in the early 2000s and was a strong supporter of reviving and expanding intercity passenger rail not just in Ohio but across the country,” shared AAO Executive Director Stu Nicholson. “In fact, he also bequeathed an identical donation to the national advocacy organization, Rail Passengers Association.” (more)
COLUMBUS FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO ALL ABOARD OHIO TO STUDY ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PASSENGER RAIL
Columbus, Ohio (July 18, 2023) - All Aboard Ohio (AAO) has been awarded an almost $17,000 grant by the Columbus Foundation for the purpose of conducting a detailed economic impact study of the proposed revival of passenger rail service in the Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati rail corridor.
The Columbus-based policy analysis company, Scioto Analysis, has been hired to do the study with the aim of showing what the reintroduction of multiple daily trains in the 3C&D Corridor can generate in terms of business development, jobs and other community economic benefits for both the major cities and (more)
ALL ABOARD OHIO ANNOUNCES REBRANDING, NEW WEBSITE
The organization is ushering in a new era in passenger rail and public transit advocacy with an updated look.
Columbus, OH – All Aboard Ohio announced today the rebrand of the organization, which includes the launch of a new website and the addition of a new mission statement.
The new logo, which features the silhouette of a high-speed rail, symbolizes that the organization is looking to the future when it advocates for public transit options within the state of Ohio. Also added to the new logo is a tagline with a nod to the integral part the state plays in transportation within the Midwest. The color pallet... (more)
Why Did Cleveland’s RTA Shut Down Its Entire Rapid Rail System?
All Aboard Ohio Asks: Is this willful neglect?
Cleveland, Ohio (January 17, 2022) – Cleveland’s first snowstorm of 2022 brought something more troubling than just snow. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority shut down the “Rapid”, its rail-based transit service, even while snow-clogged streets forced the suspension of bus service.
All Aboard Ohio must ask: What about the regular riders who depend on the Rapid to connect with jobs, health care and school? What about those riders who use the buses and were left without the option of rail service? What happened from Sunday into Monday of this week damages the credibility of the authority and undermines the idea that GCRTA services are reliable. (more)