WCMH Channel 4 in Columbus “tested” the 3C by riding what Amtrak calls the most similar rail line they have to what would be built in Ohio.
That said, the review is very fair, looking at both sides of the argument.
One part of the review compared the time it takes to ride from destination to destination using both train and car. (spoiler alert: the train loses every time…by quite a bit)
The thing is, they only compared riding from one stop to the next. If they instead looked at riding through several stops the differences between taking the car and taking the train would have been far more dramatic.
WCMH also fairly addresses the massive cost to taxpayers. Especially the ones that don’t ride it.
What do you think Strickland’s home base of Southeast Ohio thinks about paying for a 3-C train they’ll never use?
Watch the review for yourself and make up your own mind.