It has been quiet on the high speed rail front ever since Governor Kasich said it was dead.
Former Governor Ted Strickland had accepted nearly 400 million dollars in stimulus money to move forward with high speed rail, but Governor Kasich sent it back, as did the governor of Wisconsin.
Just recently, California moved forward with a multi-billion dollar plan to establish high speed rail, and now the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association has approached the city of Lima about revisiting the Chicago to Pittsburgh line, which would include Fort Wayne and Lima.
Lima Mayor David Berger says if not pursued, Ohio is missing out. Berger has agreed to chip in 25-hundred city dollars toward a study to evaluate the rail line, that would be used and estimate passenger volume on a new line. The Lima Community Foundation has agreed to match that amount, making Lima's contribution $5000 for the professional engineering firm to conduct the study.