Exactly one month ago I made a post about the concept of building a Light Rail shuttle between Downtown and the Columbus Airport. Today, I’m posting the google map that I’ve created to illustrate the path this shuttle could take.
Most of the western end of the line is using existing rail lines, so the impact to existing auto traffic would be minimal, and construction costs would be cheaper.
On the eastern end, as the line approaches the airport, I’ve drawn it very bluntly running across the existing Southern Runway at CMH. Before you decide to comment and tell me that it would probably interfere with planes trying to take off to have a railroad-crossing, allow me to direct you some information about the ongoing expansion and redevelopment plans being implimented at the Port Columbus. The plans include completely ripping up and moving this runway, which could allow for the light-rail line to drop to an underground level to approach the airport terminal below the runways. Ta-Da!