Ohio voters support Transportation Investment!

Voters in 20 states demonstrated overwhelming approval for transportation investment in the November 7th elections. An analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC) indicates that voters approved 176 of 215 transportation investment ballot measures, primarily at the local level....

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TRIP Rural Roads Report highlights safety challenges

A new report published this summer by TRIP, a national transportation research group, highlights the challenges and opportunities facing America’s rural transportation system. The comprehensive study, Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland, delves into the use, condition, and safety of our rural roads and bridges. Improving safety is a key...

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ASCE Infrastructure Report Card a Call to Action

In early March, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) unveiled their 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Television news programs, newspapers and trade magazines covered the announcement for a few days and provided plenty of highlights. Within a week or so, the coverage tapered off and, as so often happens, the story receded in the public consciousness. It should...

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A Sensible Way to improve Ohio Highway Funding

The future condition of Ohio’s infrastructure is important business. The subject should concern every citizen who relies on our roads and bridges for daily commuting, shopping and recreation. Ultimately, the goal is to have a sustainable method of highway funding that Ohio can count on for the long term. But whether the best solution involves a single funding method or a...

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Ohio Transportation Funding – A Look Ahead

Any discussion about the future of Ohio transportation funding must include a word about the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015. The FAST Act is a five-year, $305 billion measure that provides $286 billion for the nation’s federal highway and transportation programs. Under the FAST Act, Ohio will receive $8.77 billion over the next five years to invest...

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Ohio Highway Funding Sources

Many Ohioans would like to know more about the revenue sources that fund our roads and bridges. Most people understand that a gas tax is included in the price per gallon that we pay at the pump. But how the entire highway revenue puzzle fits together is less clear for many. Let’s take a look. Ohio has three primary sources for transportation funding: state highway...

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