ODOT invests $2.3 billion in Ohio roads and bridges

2017 will be a near-record construction season for Ohio – for the second year in a row! The Ohio Department of Transportation will invest $2.3 billion in roads and bridges across the state, nearly surpassing the $2.4 billion investments made in 2014 and 2015. The construction season will include 1,098 projects with 26 considered Major Projects valued at more than $10...

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ODOT Construction Plan highlights importance of transportation funding

The Ohio Department of Transportation announcement of plans for the 2016 construction season generated a lot of media coverage in recent weeks. And rightly so! The numbers are impressive. Overall, ODOT will invest $2.1 billion this year in 1,100 infrastructure projects statewide. ODOT’s news release states that, collectively the projects “are designed to improve the...

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TRIP releases new Ohio Transportation study

TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research group, has released a new Ohio-focused report titled, Modernizing Ohio’s Transportation System: Progress and Challenges in Providing a Safe, Efficient and Well-Maintained Transportation System. The official announcement included several media events held last week in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and...

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Transportation Construction – Major Ohio Employer

Transportation is a major driver of the nation’s economy, employing millions of workers, moving people and goods 24/7, generating revenue and utilizing the resources and services provided by other industries. Transportation impacts the life of every American on a daily basis. There is no better place to witness the impact of transportation at work than right here in...

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‘Drivers, Start Your Engines’ – Thanksgiving Weekend is Going to Have Roadways Busy

The countdown has begun. No, not for Christmas. The countdown has begun for the busiest day of the year. No, not Black Friday. The busiest day on our nation’s roads is here! The day before Thanksgiving – Wednesday – TODAY – is traditionally the busiest travel day in our nation. And with some of the lowest gasoline prices in several years, Americans are more likely to be...

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DON’T MISS “60 MINUTES,” SUNDAY, NOV. 23 – AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS “ON LIFE SUPPORT”

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells 60 MINUTES that many of the roads and bridges we drive on every day are “on life support.” What’s more, nearly 70,000 bridges in the U.S. are deemed structurally deficient. “I don’t want to say they’re unsafe. But they’re dangerous,” said LaHood. “Our infrastructure’s on life support right now. That’s what we’re on,”...

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