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Passenger Rail Planning

Working to increase and improve public transit and passenger rail transportation serving the region.
The goal is a fully multi-modal, interconnected transportation system.

TMACOG Map: Passenger Rail Service, Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan (2013)

Ohio Statewide Rail Plan, 2010

Amtrak's State Fact Sheets (include annual ridership at stations and money spent in states)

The Ohio Hub: Ohio & Lake Erie Regional Rail Hub Study: Ohio's proposal for higher speed passenger trains linking ohio cities, southeast Michigan and other adjoining states.

TMACOG Resolution of Support for Ohio Hub

Midwest Regional Rail Initiative ("Chicago Hub")

Federal Railroad Administration: Passenger Rail page

THE “TMACOG PLAN” for a National Passenger Rail System

FACT SHEET: Passenger Rail Issues for Michigan, Ohio & the U.S.

Amtrak National Facts

NARP Ridership Statistics

Amtrak On-Time Performance

National Train Day Toledo
National Train Day Facebook page!
Questions? email us

Previous Train Day events:
May 7, 2016
May 3, 2014

Presentations: Lakeshore Corridor Initiative; Northern Ohio Rail Alliance
May 4, 2013
May 5, 2012

Rep. Kaptur and Local Leaders Help Celebrate 10-year Station Anniversary
, September 2006

Forums and Presentations
Passenger Rail Forum, Monday, November 17, 2014, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Toledo Club
Click to Register & for event details (scroll down on registration page for speaker info, etc.)
Featuring David King, Triangle Transit, formerly of NC DOT Rail Division

Passenger Rail Forum, Monday, October 7, 2013
Keynote Speaker, John Robert Smith, Chairman, Co-Chair, Transportation For America
Click for Agenda and bio, with link to slides.

Passenger Rail Forum, Monday, October 22, 2012
Keynote Speaker, Thomas Carper, Chairman, Amtrak Board of Directors
Click for Agenda with links to slides and bios.

Passenger Rail Forum, Oct 17, 2011
-Event Photos

June 11, 2010, Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association Spring Forum - click for agenda with links to three slide presentations

October 30, 2009 Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association luncheon: 
"New Passenger Rail Service for Ohio" Presentation and 3C info sheet

"Rail Passenger Developments in Europe...and Beyond," slide presentation by Ron Sheck, 10-21-2009

January 28, 2008 Passenger Rail Forum on Ohio Hub Funding (Slide show & materials)

"Passenger Rail: How can we fulfill its economic promise for our region?" : Forum, August 29, 2005

Passenger Rail Legislator Briefing, June 2004: TMACOG slide show,
ORDC slide show & Cleveland Hub Study Facts

Advocacy Organizations
National Association of Railroad Passengers
All Aboard Ohio (Ohio Association of Railroad Passengers)
-Toledo chapter: e-mail William Gill at
Indiana High Speed Rail Association
Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association
Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association (NOPRA)
: webpage; information sheet

What changes would you like to see in passenger rail service to our region -- and why? click here to send your comments


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