The Politicization of Transportation in Ohio
Hey, guys! Your loudmouth Rust Wire editor recently appeared on a podcast produced by some very smart urbanists in the city of Cincinnati. Angie Schmitt and the folks behind the awesome blog Urban Cincy got to discuss how transportation projects have been politicized in the state of Ohio, in particular sustainable urban projects like the Cincinnati Streetcar and Cleveland’s West Shoreway project. If this is the type of thing that floats your boat, and I happen to know there are at least four people in this region for whom it is, click away and prepare to have your mind blown!
Here’s the description Urban Cincy provided:
On the seventh episode of The UrbanCincy Podcast, Angie Schmitt of Rust Wire and StreetsBlog joins the UrbanCincy team to discuss what happens when transportation investments become highly politicized. We discuss Representative Steve Chabot’s attempt to block federal funding for light rail and “fixed guideway” projects in Cincinnati; Governor John Kasich’s rejection of federal funding for the 3C Corridor high-speed rail project; and Hamilton County’s efforts to block sewer upgrades contemporaneous with the Cincinnati Streetcar project