Endorsed by the Cincinnati Enquirer: “Voters should move full steam ahead by approving the sale.“ Read the Article

Issue 22 Passes

Statement from Ashley Harp, Spokesperson for Building Cincinnati's Future Read More >

Posted on 11/08 at 12:40 PM

ICYMI: Former Mayor Charlie Luken Speaks to Issue 22 as the Best and Only Viable Option for Cincinnati

Former Mayor Charlie Luken published an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer in support of Issue 22. He writes that not only is Yes on Issue 22 the best option forward for Cincinnati, but it is also the only viable option to address the city’s more than $400 million backlog of critical infrastructure improvements. The sale of the railway is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure a brighter future for Cincinnatians, and Mayor Luken explains that if Issue 22 doesn’t pass, there may not be another opportunity. Read More >

Posted on 11/06 at 02:39 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer: Issue 22: Proposed railroad sale is best and only viable option for Cincinnati | Opinion

Charlie Luken is a former mayor of Cincinnati and a member of the Cincinnati Southern Railway Board of Trustees. Read More >

Posted on 11/03 at 02:14 PM

Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council Reasserts Support of Issue 22, Adding to Broad Coalition of Labor Support

Labor Leadership Supports a Yes on 22, Citing Benefits to the City and Job Creation. Read More >

Posted on 11/02 at 03:41 PM

City Leaders Showcase the Dangers of Rejecting Issue 22

Community Leaders Share Their Support for Issue 22, Debunking False Claims from the Opposition Read More >

Posted on 11/01 at 02:41 PM

ICYMI: Transportation Experts Urge Voters to Support Issue 22

Transportation experts John Schneider and Tim Riordan have published opinion pieces urging voters to support the sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway. Read More >

Posted on 11/01 at 09:41 AM

ICYMI: Cincinnati Business Leaders and Community Advocates Speak to Economic Benefits of Issue 22

CINCINNATI, OH – Business leaders and community advocates have published opinion pieces advocating for the proposed sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway. They speak to the opportunities the sale provides to revitalize the city and support economic and business development throughout Cincinnati, today and for years to come. Read More >

Posted on 10/31 at 03:14 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer: Norfolk Southern made ‘fantastic offer’ for city’s railroad | Opinion

Tim Riordan served on the Cincinnati Southern Railway Board of Trustees for 10 years. He is a former finance director and assistant city manager for the city of Cincinnati and city manager of Dayton, Ohio. Read More >

Posted on 10/31 at 03:10 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer: Arguments against railroad sale are unproven | Opinion

John Schneider is a longtime resident and transportation advocate for Cincinnati. Now semi-retired, Schneider served as Managing Member of First Valley Holdings LLC, a longtime redeveloper of property in and around downtown Cincinnati. He also was a founding board member of Downtown Cincinnati Inc and served as its first transportation committee chairman. Read More >

Posted on 10/31 at 03:06 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer: Lack of public input might doom Issue 22, but selling railroad still a good idea | Opinion

Rhonda Holyfield-Mangieri is a retired human resource professional, a community volunteer and the current president of the Cincinnatus Association, a 103-year-old civic group committed to a vibrant, inclusive Cincinnati. Read More >

Posted on 10/27 at 04:06 PM

Cincinnati Business Courier: Cincinnati Southern Railway Treasurer Paul Sylvester makes the case Norfolk Southern sale

Paul Sylvester is currently a trustee and treasurer on the Cincinnati Southern Railway board, a retired CPA with 10 years public accounting and 34 years of experience as chief financial officer in four local mid-sized companies. Read More >

Posted on 10/27 at 02:33 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer: Issue 22: Selling railroad makes financial sense and common sense | Opinion

Brendon Cull and Gary Lindgren make a case for Issue 22. Brendon Cull is president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Gary Lindgren is CEO of the Cincinnati Business Committee. Read More >

Posted on 10/27 at 02:32 PM

Cincinnati’s Black Leaders Come Together to Tout the Benefits of Issue 22

Outside of the Madisonville Fire House, Community Leaders Share Their Support for Issue 22 as an Opportunity to Invest In Long-Overlooked Communities Read More >

Posted on 10/26 at 01:37 PM

Five Local Unions Band Together to Support Yes on 22

Four AFL Affiliated Unions – UA Local 392, IBEW Local 212, Ironworkers of Local 44 & APWU Local 164 – Join Laborers Local 265 to Stand in Favor of the Proposed Rail Sale Read More >

Posted on 10/17 at 08:13 AM

Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund Endorses Yes on 22

Pointing Towards Environmental Benefits for Cincinnati, OEC Action Fund Endorses the Sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway Read More >

Posted on 10/16 at 10:52 AM

The Cincinnatus Association Announces Support for Issue 22

The Cincinnatus Association Endorses the Sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, Says Funds from the Sale Will Provide the Opportunity to Improve Quality of Life in Cincinnati Read More >

Posted on 10/16 at 10:44 AM

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen Endorse Yes on 22

Previously against the sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, the Union conducted thorough research that highlighted the benefits of the sale. Read More >

Posted on 10/10 at 03:50 PM

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Endorses Yes on 22

One of Ohio’s Most Powerful Unions for Working Families Cites Benefits for Working Cincinnatians with Sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad Read More >

Posted on 10/09 at 04:23 PM

Cincinnati Regional Chamber Endorses a Yes on 22

Cincinnati’s Businesses Agree That Selling the Cincinnati Southern Railway Presents Best Financial Scenario for the City Read More >

Posted on 10/05 at 04:21 PM

Embrace Facts. Denounce Fake Math.

The Campaign for Building Cincinnati’s Future sets the record straight on the deal’s finances and counters the misinformation and misunderstandings that have been circulated by opponents of the deal. Read More >

Posted on 10/05 at 02:53 PM

Hamilton County Democratic Party Endorses Yes on 22

Citing the Many Benefits to the City, former Mayors Cranley, Mallory, Luken, Qualls, and Mann Joined Mayor Pureval to Tout the Importance of Voting Yes on 22 and What it Means to the Future of Cincinnati Read More >

Posted on 10/05 at 02:19 PM

Former Cincinnati Mayors Come Together to Endorse Yes on 22

Citing the Many Benefits to the City, former Mayors Cranley, Mallory, Luken, Qualls, and Mann Joined Mayor Pureval to Tout the Importance of Voting Yes on 22 and What it Means to the Future of Cincinnati Read More >

Posted on 09/27 at 04:50 PM

Endorsement - State Rep. Dani Isaacsohn is Voting YES on 22!

Standing by his commitment to invest in improvements to our community, State Representative Dani Isaacsohn is encouraging a Yes vote on 22 to fund critical infrastructure improvements. Read More >

Posted on 09/14 at 10:09 AM

ENDORSEMENT - Congressman Greg Landsman Supports the Sale of the CSR

Congressman Greg Landsman urges Cincinnati voters to approve the sale of the CSR Read More >

Posted on 09/12 at 04:00 PM

Cincinnati Enquirer Endorsement

Following the Cincinnati City Council’s vote to put the proposed sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway before the voters on the November ballot, the Cincinnati Enquirer, paper of record for more than 150 years, endorsed the ballot initiative that would provide the city with a much-needed influx of funding. Read More >

Posted on 08/10 at 11:41 PM