CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Ohio Department of Transportation has released figures on how fast the proposed "3C" rail line linking Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati (and Dayton) will be.
The state, using data from a consultant who studied rail lines and schedules, says the line will run as fast as 79 miles and hour, taking 5 hours and 11 minutes to run from Lunken Airport to downtown Cleveland (3 minutes longer coming back), while averaging about 60 miles in the northeast Ohio portion of the trip.
We compared the travel times with the numbers Google Maps estimates for the same trips by driving. There are a number of caveats:
- The Google Maps times don't account for rush hour traffic, bad weather, or individual driving styles.
- There is travel time to get to and from train stations.
- Train passengers don't need to stop the train to go to the restroom or get food.
- It's not a good idea to surf the net or read a book