President Barack Obama's administration has revealed that they've earmarked $400 for Ohio's 3C rail project that would link Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati by high-speed rail.
The total estimated cost of improving existing freight rail to passenger standards is $517.6 million, and Ohio officials are banking on federal stimulus money to see the plan to fruition. They will also use some of the money to buy trains.
Ohio Democratic senator Sharrod Brown said:
“This is some of the best news we have had in a long time. If I put my ear down to the rail I think I hear a train coming.”