There has been some noise lately about Mayor Coleman pushing for funds from Obama’s economic development program to finally get some light rail built in Central Ohio. The Other Paper has a nice article about it today. One thing that stuck out to me:
Columbus continues to be the largest city in the country without a rail system.
That’s something that needs to be rectified if we wish to continue to grow, especially in a world that by necessity is increasingly green. I just hope I’ll see the day that a feasible mass transit rail system exists that I can use to get to and from work – even if I have to drive to a park-n-ride stop. If I’m lucky, the nearest stop will be close enough to bike to. This proposed system isn’t by any means a complete mass transit solution; but it’s a start.
A sorely needed one.