Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Ohio seems to hate it's cities and refuses to spend money on infrastructure that's not roads. I seriously wonder all the time if I should be raising my kids here, because it's not a state with much of a future.
I can't picture a scenario where Ohio becomes innovative enough to attract jobs and seriously increase population. Hopefully I'm wrong, I really want to be. I love Columbus and many things about the state.
Gas isn't going to get cheaper. If the streetcars (Columbus had plans for one also) and 3C weren't good ideas, then fair enough, but I'm not seeing anything else being offered besides spending cuts and wider roads.
I don't necessarily think its this. I think its all the additional costs that will go along with building the rail and light rail. There is/was only so much money allotted for the rail infrastructure projects and each individual state/municipality would have had to fork out a lot of money they didn't have to complete the project.
I was all for the street car even though I realized that I wouldn't make good usage of it until 2-3 expansions down the road. Maybe it will be revisited if the OTR revival continues, the Banks is a success, and the Casino gets built.