7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Ohio has ‘manufacturing spine’ to grow jobs with rebirth of rail travel

(The following story by Jim DeBrosse appeared on the Dayton Daily News website on July 13, 2010.)

DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio could create thousands of new manufacturing jobs if rail service can get the push it needs from the proposed 3C Corridor Passenger Rail Project and the federal Surface Transportation Act, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Ohio Secretary of Transportation Jolene Molitoris, who brought their pro-rail message Monday, July 12, to Dayton.

“We know how to build big ... things in Ohio and here in the Miami Valley,” Brown said at the Dayton-Phoenix Group plant in Old North Dayton, a maker of locomotive parts. “It’s time the United States began to breathe new life into the rail industry.”

A study released Monday by Policy Matters Ohio says Ohio still has “the manufacturing spine” in place to take advantage of the coming rebirth of the nation’s rail service. That includes the proposed $400 million 3C Corridor project from Cincinnati to Cleveland. The rail plan calls for stops both in downtown Dayton and Riverside.

Ohio has 226 firms involved in train car and locomotive manufacturing, including 26 in the Dayton region, that employ more than 26,000 Ohioans — placing Ohio among the top five rail industry states in America, the study found. During the next 30 years, the study projects the nation will need 25,000 new train cars.

But Ohio Sen. Jon Husted, R-Kettering, said $400 million spent on any industry would benefit that industry but not necessarily taxpayers.

“We don’t have this money. We’re facing an $8 billion state budget hole and a $13 trillion dollar deficit,” Husted said.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR reports rail traffic for week ending September 12, 2020
Amtrak OIG report: Amtrak has improved, but more needs to be done to cut service disruptions
NS monitors Hurricane Sally remnants
Houston residents pursue wrongful death lawsuit against Union Pacific where cancer cluster identified
Politicians, rail experts back passenger rail for southern Montana
After 50 years, BNSF suspends property reimbursements to Wisconsin residents
Q&A: RRB financial reports
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines