The 1,244-mile Ohio Hub rail system and its 46 passenger stations would serve more than 22 million people in five U.S. states and southern Ontario, Canada while also connecting the Midwest to the Eastern states and to the rest of Canada.
The rail corridors will connect twelve major metropolitan areas and many smaller cities and towns. Stations would be located in downtown centers, in suburban areas near interstate highways, and adjacent to major international airports.
Feeder bus service to smaller communities, universities and college towns would enhance the reach of the system. After the initial capital investment, the forecasts suggest that 110-mph service will be
Ohio Hub overview
Ohio Hub Executive Summary
Economic Impact Study
In 2007, the Ohio Rail Development Commission hired a consultant to conduct an economic impact study of the Ohio Hub. The Ohio Hub Impact Study found that over the project's 30-year life, the project will create 16,700 permanent jobs and raise the region's income by over $1 billion. The benefit-to-cost ratio will be 1.8, the same as the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative — $1.80 return for every dollar invested.
Economic Impact of the Ohio Hub (one-page summary)
The Ohio Hub Economic Impact Study (executive summary)
Ohio Hub website