4981.40 Including all federally designated high-speed rail corridors in Ohio and all passenger rail corridors in Ohio hub study.

In any overall programmatic environmental impact study or other comprehensive high-speed rail project development study, the department of transportation and the rail development commission shall include all federally designated high-speed rail corridors in Ohio and all passenger rail corridors in the Ohio hub study. The department of transportation and the rail development commission shall work with Amtrak to examine methods to improve existing service between Toledo and Cleveland with a goal of creating optimum service to connect the planned Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati service. The department of transportation and the rail development commission shall examine the financial and economic feasibility of developing a passenger rail system between Toledo and Columbus, including necessary characteristics of a viable connection between the cities.

Added by 128th General Assemblych.39, HB 2, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2009.