Clipped from US, Ohio, Cincinnati, Forest Hills Journal , July 18, 1978

Planne rsBY MARK HEGLIN Managing EditorPlanning and transportationofficials recently pledgedstudycal transprtatinneedscooperation in studying the travel needs of Clermont County and Eastern Hamilton County throughthe remainder of this century.Luke Oswald of the Ohio Department of Transportation shows some ofthe trouble spots in Clermont County and Eastern Hamilton Countywhich will he . studied. Oswald was among nearly two dozen transportation and planning officials attending last week s meeting atthe OKI offices downtown. Journalphoto-Heglin.At a meeting hosted by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) last week, officials agreed to create two teams to study problems in the area.One of the teams will consider short-term transportation needs, including the provision of servicep for employes of the Ford plant under construction in Afton and for Eastgate Mall use. The second team will consider long-term needs, including a connector between 1-275 and the Fairfax area, the possilibity of relocating U.S. Rt. 50, general transit service and “residential, commercial, Indus trie al and recreation a r* development.THE MEETING WAS attendedby nearly two dozen officials, including representatives-of OKI, theOhio Department of Transportation (ODOT), both county engineer’s offices, Queen City Metro, Croswell Bus Lines, Price Hill Coach Lines, Inc. and otherprivate bus operators, the mont County Planning Commission and others.All will 'take part in the study to some extent, and Ford Motor Co. will also be asked to participate according to Bill Bravshaw. deputydirector of ODOT District Eight.Officials said the overwhelming percentage of Ford workers, at least initially* will be commuting from the Cincinnati area to Clermont County.Although there was agreement on the need for coordinated study of transportation needs, there differences of opinion on the role public mass transit will play in the area.ROBERT THEOBALD OFQueen .City Metro and Bob Croswell of Croswell Bus Lines expressed doubts over the necessity of increased service from bus lines, especially in'the nearfuture.“Factory workers don’t ride public transit,” Croswell said during discussion of needs created by the Ford plant.Theobald said bus routes serving workers in Evendale had not been successful.There was agreement, however, that future transit in Clermont County will be by bus -- fixed-rail systems were quickly discounted because of the difficulty of changing routes. Transit officials expressed interest in joining the studies“ILL SUPPORT ANYTHINGfor the benefit of Clermont County -- and Hamilton -- and Brown, Highland and Adams,’’ said Croswell, who operates a line from Williamsburg to Cincinnati. Metro now operates routes from Cincinnati to Milford and Amelia.OKI’s Tony Hessling suggested that Ford consider be asked to consider pooling incentives for its employes. “Maybe we should shootfor a company policy to sell vans C ontinued to Page 19 BThis Week in Forest HillsThere is plenty of good readinginside this issue of the Journal.For instance. ..-Frank Fischer looks just like a construction employee but he isn’t. He’s a millionaire. Read about him on page 15, Lifestyle page.-Victor Suhm. Blue Ash city manager, has a good background for his speech to the Anderson Chamber of Commerce. Page 5,.«*• . •' 1 ■ i ' ... I-Anderson Life Squad needs help once again. Details in editorial on page 4.-Children and playground make a perfect match. Story and photos on page 7.-A local man is rehearsing 40 persons for a production later this week. Deta i Is on page 11..Forest Hills Journal 564 Batavia PikeC i n c i n n a t i, Oh i o 452:44528-1111100% Coverage o* Andei son Township ♦ Mt Washington • Newtown - California Every Tuesday.FOREST HILLS idtlRNALJuly 18, 1978. Published weekly onTuesdays at 564 fJatavia Pike, Cincinnati,Ohio 45244Bridal NewsBusinessChurchClassifiedsFsichjon2691017-19A»■»Lifestyle Harvey, Paul Real Estate Restaurants WrightingsIS416, 17 11 4CIRCULATION AUDITED BY