Thoughts We Shared on HB 35’s CMGC, Force Account & CAT Revenue

Ohio Contractors Association President Chris Runyan comments on the OCA’s testimony to Ohio legislators regarding the HB 35: the ODOT Budget Bill. Every other year, the state legislature grapples with ODOT’s two-year budget.  From mid-February to late-March is budget time, so OCA closely watches and comments on issues that arise during this process. This year was no...

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Change without force

In the February issue of Transcript, the ODOT Newsletter, Pieter Wykoff addresses the art of compromise – how ODOT and the Ohio Contractors Association applied it to the long-standing issue of force account limits and how their efforts will benefit motorists throughout Ohio. Here is an excerpt of Mr. Wykoff’s article. If you follow national politics at all, with all the...

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A New ODOT Budget Bill is in the Works

The proposed ODOT 2014-2015 transportation budget was submitted to the Ohio House of Representatives in early February.  The following post is abridged from Mr. Runyan’s commentary in the January/February issue of Ohio Contractor magazine. In what seems like no time at all, we have arrived at the point in time where the Kasich Administration will be submitting a proposed...

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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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Ohio, U.S. to Observe Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 23-27

Each year, more than 32,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents in theUnited States, more than 500 of which occur in areas designed to save lives – the work zone. Despite signs, message boards, flashing lights, flagmen, safety barrels and barriers and other safety measures alerting motorists of a change in normal driving patterns, there were more than 87,000 crashes in...

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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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