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How about an extension of GCRTA's Green Line? ;)
Just an FYI, I don't know exactly how old that building is.  It may very we'll be older than 75.
The thing that distinguishes Heinens in my opinion is their all around service and the quality of their employees.

Going back to the maps, USDOT's Option Five is fascinating. Ohio would have had:


Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati 1-2X/day
Cleveland-Toledo-Chicago 1-2X/day
Detroit-Toledo-Dayton-Cincinnati 1-2X/day
Cincinnati-Indianapolis-Chicago 1-2X/day

Long distance routes 1X/day

New York-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh-Canton-Ft Wayne-Chicago
New York-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh-Columbus-Dayton-Indianapolis-St Louis
Washington DC-Pittsburgh-Cleveland-Toledo-Chicago
Washington DC-Charleston-Cincinnati-St Louis

Some of this is a bit of guesswork but it's a good representation. The connectivity would have been phenomenal and most Ohio cities would have had around 14 daily arrivals and departures. For example, if the Chicago-Miami/Tampa train was routed via Cincinnati it could have had connections to/from every major city in Ohio, plus Detroit. That's quite a catchment area. If one throws in the original New York-Buffalo-Cleveland-Chicago Lake Shore Limited (started shortly after Amtrak started operating when Cleveland was left off the national map) we have a pretty good network. If that train ran overnight between New York and Cleveland, it could have connected at the latter city with a morning train to Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati. Likewise, the Washington DC-Charleston-Cincinnati-St Louis train could have had thru cars to Chicago by connection with a Cincy-Indy-Chicago train. Just goes to show what might have been possible.

In regard to the corridors shown above, I have one or two daily trains. Most "corridors" started off with two, but I was being conservative. Also, New York-Albany-Buffalo and New York-Philadelphia-Pittsburgh were designated as corridors, leaving only the Buffalo-Cleveland and Pittsburgh-Cleveland lines as gaps in a cohesive network of corridors stretching from the east coast to more corridors radiating from Chicago. Filling those would have been easy if New York had extended one of its trains to Cleveland from Buffalo and the commuter trains operating between Cleveland-Youngstown and College PA (Beaver Falls)-Pittsbugh had been used as a nucleus for a Cleveland-Pittsburgh operation. A few years later, Ohio could have taken over the Cleveland-Youngstown service with 100% federal funding for the first year, but it declined to do so, another colossal mistake.

At the time, the railroads were in a pretty run down state, but all of the major rail terminals were intact, even if money would have had to have been found to upgrade them and main line tracks. In addition, things were much more favorable for state to add service. Section 403b shared operating costs on an 80/20 fed/state basis, unlike today, where states have to cover of the all the costs. I seem to remember that the 3C Corridor would have only cost the state $2.3 million to start up in the early 1970's as well. If only that was possible today!

Gives us something to aspire to.
It's about time. I guess they finally realized that they couldn't sit by as other shopping destinations along the I-271 corridor were making themselves more attractive. Still need a little more, I think.
Standing 75 years is an achievement in itself and is a testament to the construction.

I'm usually the first to want older stock repurposed and saved because that was the impetus for people to invest in the area. This building, though - if we have to let something go in that vicinity for new construction, I can live with it. As you pointed out, it's been there for quite some time but 75 years old in this area is notable but hardly "an achievement". I live in Tremont and our home is almost 120 years old. Aside from this building's age, it's not remarkable aside from the parapet and even with that, there are finer examples in Tremont and other neighborhoods.
Sports Talk / Re: Cleveland Indians Discussion
« Last post by KJP on Today at 03:59:12 PM »
Only a couple more days until the first pitch of spring training! The killer of all things winter!!

Current Events / Re: Hillary Clinton's quest for 2016
« Last post by gottaplan on Today at 03:56:49 PM »
and still another article criticizing the Clinton Foundation for accepting foreign donations, particularly from Algeria.

Rather, it seems that Algiers simply sought to influence the secretary of state with a back-channel donation. Now, letís assume the Clinton Foundation passed money forward on earthquake relief, but the Foundation is famous for its high overhead, that is, support for the Clintonsí luxurious travel preferences, so a significant portion of the Algerian donation likely never made it to the Haitians in need. And letís assume that Clinton was simply open to her Foundation taking money from everyone without enabling those donations to influence her decisions. The appearance of corruption is unavoidable.
Current Events / Re: Hillary Clinton's quest for 2016
« Last post by gottaplan on Today at 03:30:47 PM »

This may help explain why Hillary would want to declare her candidacy as late as possible.

Hillary can wait as long as she wants to declare her candidacy, it's not going to stop opponents from attacking her on the right.

Hillary's delay is more about freezing the rest of the Democratic field.  Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Cuomo and Martin O'Malley are all hanging back on the sidelines.  I think many of these candidates would be just as happy to no run against Hillary but rather support her and get a Cabinet or VP nomination.

If Hillary doesn't win, I think they will start lining up support for Chelsea to get some sort of office and start her ascension, be it at the state or local level
Northeast Ohio Projects & Construction / Lyndhurst: Legacy Village expansion
« Last post by KJP on Today at 03:29:29 PM »
First expansion since the development opened a decade ago...

Legacy Village plans expansion, with Hyatt Place hotel, 355-space parking garage
By Michelle Jarboe McFee, The Plain Dealer
on February 27, 2015 at 4:15 PM, updated February 28, 2015 at 8:08 AM

LYNDHURST, Ohio -- This East Side suburb is set to gain its first hotel, as part of a $33 million proposed expansion of the Legacy Village shopping center.

First Interstate Properties, Ltd., hopes to build a 135-room Hyatt Place and a garage on the north side of Legacy Village. The buildings would replace a parking lot and would link to walkways opening onto the lifestyle center's main street.

Discussed in concept for years, the hotel project comes amid a flurry of new investment and repositioning at marquee East Side retail centers. But the Legacy Village update, unlike proposals brewing in Beachwood, Orange and Woodmere, doesn't involve more stores. Plans show a six-story hotel and a five-level, 355-space garage on a 2-acre site, east of Dick's Sporting Goods and Arhaus Furniture.

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