OCIA Launches New Website!

The Ohio Construction Information Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. We take pride in being a source of timely information about Ohio road construction, infrastructure and the major transportation issues that affect each of us. And we believe the new website does that job better than ever! You will find pages dedicated to the current...

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Contractors Back Ohio Supreme Court’s Commercial Activity Tax Decision

There is great news today for Ohio residents as well as the many contractors that keep our roadways in shape!  The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Commercial Activity Tax revenue derived from motor fuel sales must be used for the construction and maintenance of highways and bridges.  In a lawsuit heard by the Court last July, a group of businesses contended that Ohio...

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Developers Cross Legs While ODOT Crosses Fingers Private Sector Showing no Early Interest in Ohio Rest Areas Development

If early indications are true in the state’s attempt to sell sponsorships for its highway assets, Ohio rest areas seem to be more for the weary traveler than the wary developer. In July, it was reported there were no takers (i.e. potential developers) to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) offer for private-sector groups to develop, operate and maintain five...

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Ohio Congressman Serves on Transportation Conference Committee

U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi is the only Ohioan serving on the Conference Committee that is currently reviewing the House and Senate versions of the federal highway reauthorization bill.  As member of the conference, he has the unique opportunity to shape legislation that will potentially deliver jobs to Ohio and facilitate transportation infrastructure improvements...

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Those Projects are Gone. Now What?

By Chris Runyan, OCA President By now you have seen the articles announcing ODOT’s postponement of many large, capacity-enhancing projects around the state of Ohio. An article in The Columbus Dispatch a few days following the announcement did a good job highlighting the traffic congestion that would not be moderated or the hazardous crash locations that would not be...

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Welcome to the OCIA Blog

The Ohio Construction Information Association is happy to announce the launch of our new blog. Over the years OCIA has become a valuable resource for contractors, legislators and Ohio residents – virtually anyone concerned about restoring and improving our highways, streets, bridges, and utilities. Keeping you informed has always been our goal and the new OCIA blog will...

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