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Central Ohio projects have been shut out of a federal grant program that officials say is aimed at innovative transportation ideas.
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JAG

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Oct 20, 2010
 
Guy Average wrote:
They could have allocated some of the Stimulus money that went to nonexistent zip codes http://newmexico.watchdog.org/1031/federal-st...
The way conservatives attack the implementation of the stimulus shows how much the truth gets twisted during election season. The GOP/tea partly typically dwells on misdirected spending such as the gentleman above. Talk to someone at ODOT, and they'll tell you the problem is way too much oversight. Yet, when a tiny fraction of a percent of the spending goes to a shoe-shiner in El Salvador, its front page news and GOP campaign fodder. Why? Because it sells better than the truth.
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STOP THE 3C NOW wrote:
At least they were smart enough not to get funding to build rail stations that nobody will use.
I'm actually surprised they didn't.
Go to any region that is prospering and you'll see rail. Ohio will sink farther and farther behind other areas with closed mind thinking. You have to spend money to make money. Infrastructure spending is good and can be a great economic stimulus if done right, with help from both parties. The interestate system wasn't legislated with one party working alone and the other pouting in the corner waiting for the next election. Rail isn't waste, it's an investment in a strong economic future.
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Oct 21, 2010
 
STRICKLAND SUCKS. VOTE FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!

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Norh Dakota has an unemployment rate of 3.5 % today. How much money have they spent on passenger rail, street cars and such - ZERO.

Same story in South Dakota, Nebraska.

You stupid Canuck.
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Go to any region that is prospering and you'll see rail. Ohio will sink farther and farther behind other areas with closed mind thinking. You have to spend money to make money. Infrastructure spending is good and can be a great economic stimulus if done right, with help from both parties. The interestate system wasn't legislated with one party working alone and the other pouting in the corner waiting for the next election. Rail isn't waste, it's an investment in a strong economic future.
JBO

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Oct 21, 2010
 
Fed Up wrote:
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Anyone regardless of where they live in this country should be looking at what is fiscally responsible spending of ALL taxpayers dollars. This so called free money isn't free pal. Get a clue here! Any money's from the coffers of hard workinng taxpayers monies has to have some ROI. Nobody is going to benefit from bridges to no where.
Ahhh....., you folks are just ticked off because you elect such ineffective people like Coleman, Mentel, Kilroy, and that gang of three losers you call county commissioners. Here in Cuyahoga County, we put people in office that KNOW how to score the cash for the locals, even though we lose a few pollitcos because of indictments.
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Oct 21, 2010
 
ProgressiveOhioan wrote:
Well, considering that most of the right-wingers on this site don't want any federal assistance, then this should be no problem for them. If we elect a Republican governor, then we should just say NO to any federal money helping our state.
Thanks for ironically exposing the numbskullery of your own position.
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Nov 22, 2010
 
Fed Up wrote:
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Anyone regardless of where they live in this country should be looking at what is fiscally responsible spending of ALL taxpayers dollars. This so called free money isn't free pal. Get a clue here! Any money's from the coffers of hard workinng taxpayers monies has to have some ROI. Nobody is going to benefit from bridges to no where.
You right wingers can't seem to give value to anything unless it's a profitable cost center. Well let's see -- roads are not profitable unless you charge a toll on them, police services are not profitable unless you charge people for calls and other uses. We are not supposed to be a completely profti-driven society. Some things exist becuse we need them to make a good "Wy of life" not becuse nthey need to become profitable. Like the train. Yes it costs money to run a train, but think of the money it saves from oil usage and road building... Stop thinking in your wallet and start thinkinking about good societal needs.

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The 3C would have ZERO effect on the traffic.

Running empty trains spewing diesel fumes conserves oil how ?
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You right wingers can't seem to give value to anything unless it's a profitable cost center. Well let's see -- roads are not profitable unless you charge a toll on them, police services are not profitable unless you charge people for calls and other uses. We are not supposed to be a completely profti-driven society. Some things exist becuse we need them to make a good "Wy of life" not becuse nthey need to become profitable. Like the train. Yes it costs money to run a train, but think of the money it saves from oil usage and road building... Stop thinking in your wallet and start thinkinking about good societal needs.
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Nov 22, 2010
 
Fed Up wrote:
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Anyone regardless of where they live in this country should be looking at what is fiscally responsible spending of ALL taxpayers dollars. This so called free money isn't free pal. Get a clue here! Any money's from the coffers of hard working taxpayers monies has to have some ROI. Nobody is going to benefit from bridges to no where.
The I70/71 split would have had some ROI, if they put a toll on the sucker, and Kasich could sell it , like Mitch Daniels did in Indiana. The mortgage tax deduction doesn't have some ROI neither... That should go as well. These so called tax incentives to companies didn't have a drop of ROI either.
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Nov 22, 2010
 
STOP THE 3C NOW wrote:
Norh Dakota has an unemployment rate of 3.5 % today. How much money have they spent on passenger rail, street cars and such - ZERO.
Same story in South Dakota, Nebraska.
You stupid Canuck.
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Yep that's where the exported the crazy interest rates from to the rest of the country to score credit card center jobs. Without those jobs , the unemployment rate would be 15%
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Nov 23, 2010
 
STOP THE 3C NOW wrote:
The 3C would have ZERO effect on the traffic.
Running empty trains spewing diesel fumes conserves oil how ?
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Your inconsistent point assumes that it would be an empty train. You really can't argue someone with a ridiculous premise.

Even if 10 people rode on one trip, that could potentially be ten cars off of the road. Multiply up.

Oh, yeah and read this article on how BIG OIL (the real US controlling body) have been trying to kill the idea. If they had nothing to worry about, why woud they be spending energy trying to defeat it?

http://midnight-populist.blogspot.com/2010/11...
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Nov 23, 2010
 
U havent seen anything yet...wait until Kasich get in charge.

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You are an example of someone that has suffered from brain damage.
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Your inconsistent point assumes that it would be an empty train. You really can't argue someone with a ridiculous premise.
Even if 10 people rode on one trip, that could potentially be ten cars off of the road. Multiply up.
Oh, yeah and read this article on how BIG OIL (the real US controlling body) have been trying to kill the idea. If they had nothing to worry about, why woud they be spending energy trying to defeat it?
http://midnight-populist.blogspot.com/2010/11...
STOP MY GREEN P NOW

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Nov 24, 2010
 
STOP THE 3C NOW wrote:
You are an example of someone that has suffered from brain damage.
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SPAM!

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Nov 25, 2010
 
Loose Sphincter wrote:
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Not to mention the fact that they are running the train along Vine St.(Over the Rhine).
I thought the point of the train was to get people who otherwise didn't want to ride with the kind of people that ride a bus!
Vine Street runs from Downtown Cincinnati all the way to Lincoln Heights, less than 1 mile of Vine Street is through Over-the-Rhine. The portion of Vine through Over-the-Rhine is now being redeveloped by 3CDC and is full of specialty shops, condos, and restaurants. Seems you haven't visited Cincy lately.

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