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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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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