In an interview by Chris Wetterich of the Cincinnati Business Courier, incoming Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber President Brian Carley speaks up for high-speed rail.
Asked by Wetterick, “Do we need better intercity train service from here to Chicago, or to Cleveland or Columbus?” Carley responded:
“City to city, that would be very viable. People don’t like a last-minute plane ticket to Chicago that’s basically $1,000. But if they could get to Chicago in four hours on a high-speed train for $100, now you’re talking. It has to be the right type of rail. Slow rail, lots of stops–it could save money, but it’s not a time-saver. I spent eight years in Cleveland. I would have loved high-speed rail between Cincinnati and Cleveland. When you look at Europe and Asia, it can be done.”