Infrastructure action needed for America to prosper

Cincinnati.com By Tony Klimek August 12, 2017 I saw our country’s historic commitment to infrastructure and its impact on our economy during a recent 332-mile bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. via the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail trail and the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) canal tow path trail. The C&O canal provided transportation for goods and...

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Repairing the nation’s infrastructure will take vision — and lots of money

WCPO Cincinnati By Ellen Weiss, Pat LaFleur May 11, 2017 There are some things that Democrats and Republicans agree on and fixing our nation’s infrastructure is one of them. It’s falling apart, it’s obsolete and it’s old. Among the nation’s most urgent needs: Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s own Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstates 71 and 75 over...

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Long-term funding issues remain as Senate moves $7.8B transportation budget

The Ohio Senate today approved a new two-year, $7.8 billion transportation budget that directs more funding for public transit and local projects, but still lacks a long-term plan for funding growing transportation needs in a state that touts logistics as a core economic strength. The concerns are real, said Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley, chairman of the Transportation...

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Civil engineers say America’s infrastructure near failing: 7 things to know

By Chris Stewart Friday, March 10, 2017 America’s civil engineers say the nation’s infrastructure is close to failing and it will take close to $2 trillion to fix. The country rated D+ overall in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, an assessment generated every four years by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The cumulative GPA – based on 16 categories –...

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Engineer: Not enough money to keep up with deteriorating roads

WKBN by Gerry Ricciutti Youngstown, OH February 16th, 2017 Between Mahoning County and the City of Youngstown, close to $20 million will be spent to resurface about a dozen different roads. – As local road departments are busy clearing away snow and ice, county engineers are already making plans for their summer paving programs. Senator Sherrod Brown wants to invest...

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Ohio lawmakers should increase state gas tax

The Vindicator by Robin Schuler Youngstown, OH February 19th, 2017 Ohio lawmakers should increase state gas tax A recent Vindicator article expressing the outlook from the Mahoning County engineer on our crumbling roads should not be ignored. Ohio legislators simply need to bite the bullet and raise the gas tax. The price of gas has bounced up and down a bit but has...

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