State Rep. Bill Roemer (R-Richfield) announces that yesterday House Bill 544, which creates the “Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad” license plate, passed out of the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee through a unanimous vote. Roemer delivered testimony during the committee in support of the bipartisan legislation.


“The historical importance of trains in the Cuyahoga Valley cannot be understated, as they have formed an integral part of regional commerce for more than a century,” said Roemer.


Roemer also made note of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad exhibiting at least 15 percent growth in ridership annually.


“This growth is powered in no small part thanks to the efforts of more than 1,500 volunteers, who in 2018 contributed 107,000 volunteer hours,” Roemer added.


Roemer made clear this designation of the license plate is for the dedication and recognition of Ohio’s “historical roots” for future generations.


“Steps such as these will ensure that future generations come to know and understand, in real time, the sacrifices so many Ohioans made to establish our state as the transportation nucleus of America.”

 
 
 
  
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