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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What Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan means for Ohio

The Plain Dealer by Ginger Christ November 10th, 2016 CLEVELAND, Ohio – President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans leave an unclear road ahead for the future of transportation in Ohio. In late October, Trump released an infrastructure plan that calls for a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure over the next decade. However, that investment largely would...

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Why The Roads Are So Bad

The Toledo Blade April 5th, 2016   Reports in The Blade last month that northbound I-75 will close at I-280 for seven months likely gave motorists an early case of road rage. Whenever Toledo-area drivers think their commutes can’t get worse, more teeth-rattling potholes sprout on their favorite route to work, or another road closes. This one is a whopper. Northbound...

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Negotiators reach agreement on long-term highway bill

The Columbus Dispatch Dec. 02th, 2015 Jessica Wehrman   A joint committee of House-Senate negotiators has ironed out the differences in both chambers’ long-term highway bills, paving – pun absolutely intended – the way for both the House and Senate to approve a final version of the bill by the end of this week. Transportation funding is set to expire Dec. 4. The new bill...

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Road to nowhere

Toledo Blade Oct. 29th, 2015 Congress evidently won’t pass a responsible multiyear transportation bill in the next few days or weeks Over the past six years, Congress has approved more than 30 short-term extensions of the nation’s transportation funding bill. That’s not leading or governing; it’s driving on cruise control. Lawmakers must hammer out a...

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