Ohio Roads & Bridges – Current Conditions

Ohio is home to the 2nd largest inventory of bridges, 3rd largest commercial freight payload and the 4th largest interstate highway system in the nation. With nearly 122,000 road miles, more than 43,000 bridges, and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) exceeding 112 billion miles annually, Ohio has a huge transportation infrastructure subject to continuous wear and tear. The...

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Ohio transportation funding $5.6 billion short

With 262,166 total road lane miles and more than 43,537 bridges, Ohio supports one of the largest and most active transportation systems in the United States. In fact, Ohio ranks 5th in total Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and freight volume is among the highest in the nation. Each year, $551 billion in goods are shipped to destinations in Ohio and another $587 billion in...

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“Taking Care of What We Have” with ODOT

The Ohio Department of Transportation is responsible for 43,000 miles of Ohio roads and 14,000 of the state’s bridges.  In fact, ODOT spends 93% of its time and resources maintaining Ohio’s roadways.  But while the cost of road repair increased with inflation over the past ten years, funding did not.  Each $1.00 spent on repair in 2006 would require an expenditure of...

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TRIP releases new Ohio Transportation study

TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research group, has released a new Ohio-focused report titled, Modernizing Ohio’s Transportation System: Progress and Challenges in Providing a Safe, Efficient and Well-Maintained Transportation System. The official announcement included several media events held last week in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and...

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In Search of Sustainable Transportation Funding

The message resounds from the halls of Congress to the local news desk: “The U.S. needs a long term transportation plan!” Now, as the Highway Trust Fund faces insolvency once again, ideas for increasing transportation funding have taken on a new life. Many funding proposals have surfaced in Congress and legislators from around the country have suggested alternative...

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Ohio’s Transportation System is an Economic Workhorse

Talk about geographic advantage!  The Buckeye state sits within a single day’s drive from 60% of the U.S. and Canadian population, making it a freight and logistics hub for the entire country. Companies in just about every industry depend on Ohio’s transportation system for reliable and timely shipment of everything from bulk commodities and machinery to thousands of...

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