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High Fuel Prices Stir Interest in Travel by Rail

The high price of gasoline is bad news for drivers but good news for public transportation.

The Ohio Rail Commission's Stu Nicholson says the high gas prices are good for the development and expansion of passenger railroads.

Nicholson predicts, a five year $15 billion funding bill passed by Congress earlier this month will make passenger rail a reality.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.