‘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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Gas Tax Increase – Time for Discussion?

A review of infrastructure news over the past year makes two things very clear. First, everyone agrees that highways and bridges in Ohio and throughout the country desperately need repair, upgrade or replacement.  Second, everyone understands that transportation infrastructure improvements come with a cost, but very few are willing to discuss raising the gas tax as a...

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What Lies Ahead?

A Look at 2013’s ‘Big Ticket’ Items It is hard to believe that we are getting ready to turn the lights out on 2012. In the most recent edition of Ohio Contractor magazine, I took a look at a number of the accomplishments OCA has worked on in the recent past. However, nowhere does anyone get to rest on their laurels for very long. As we look toward 2013, there are many...

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Public-Private Partnerships…Innovative Approach to Infrastructure Funding for the Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge

Ohioans in general – and Cleveland residents in particular – got some great news recently from ODOT and the Governor’s office.  In a joint announcement on August 23, Gov. John Kasich and ODOT Director Jerry Wray unveiled an innovative financing plan that could have Cleveland’s second Inner Belt Bridge up and running by 2016. The announcement was significant because,...

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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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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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