I looked out the window this morning at the arrival of glorious winter and just shook my head and thought.. "Wow....we sooooo need to expand rail options in this state as there are so many reasons WHY it needs to happen"
Indeed, this is the kind of day I would definitely choose to leave a car at home and hop on a train and not have to worry about all the expenses associated with car ownership, as well as the dangers of driving in this kind of weather....all because of the dogmatic auto-driven ideology of a few people...with the charge of this local yocal agenda now running our state! So many people, so few transportation alternatives makes Ohio look like a joke!
Sorry, but it pisses me off that so many of us are forced to be a part of something (driving) we'd like to greatly reduce. And Kasich wants to bring jobs and keep people in Ohio? The dude needs to get a clue as to how and why rail can help achieve just that!
More statewide fight seems to be invested for getting casinos going that are arguably party to contributing to social dysfunction.... than all of the OBVIOUS socially, environmentally, and economically redeeming fruits that can blossom from rail!
Absolutely, pathetically, and utterly ridiculous!
Off I go into the white blue yonder. Thanks a lot Kasich and any others who are too blind, arrogant, vindictive, or self righteous to see the light! If anything, you may at least be interested in the fact that business traveling people can be more productive in a train where they can use laptops, phones, and other devices to perform business---that sort which cannot be performed---or at least SHOULD NOT be performed while driving! Just think!!! It may result in MORE profit for business--And, I know you cannot say NO to that!
P.S. I love winter, but just not driving when it gets severe and I don't think a transportation mono-culture should cease the day because of it.