Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
ROCK THE RAILS OHIO!!!
October 18th, 2010
Rock the Rails Ohio
Join us for Rock the Rails, a free concert and rally to bring passenger rail to Ohio on Saturday, October 23 in Columbus. This event is hosted by the Sierra Club and Environmental Law & Policy Center. Featuring performances by Jen Miller, Josh Krajcik, Billy 2 Shoes and Eric Nassau & Friends, Rock the Rails offers a forum to support passenger rail.
While 3C is viable in Ohio, it has become a partisan issue with Governor Strickland remaining determined to complete this project. His challenger John Kasich continues to threaten to kill the proposal if elected. Such a view is shortsighted, because every state that has instituted this type of passenger train service has experienced increased development, job growth, reduction of urban sprawl, and improved quality of life. Passenger rail creates more jobs than highway construction and maintenance as well. Show your support for environmentally friendly transportation and be a part of Rock the Rails. Free pizza provided by Grandma’s Pizza and Pasta. For more information click here.