Archives: Transportation

The State of Ohio’s Roads and Bridges

Ohio residents have struggled through a tough winter and a brutal pothole season. A new study found 40% of Ohio’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition, but fixing them comes at a steep cost. As construction on roads and bridges ramps up, we’ll take a look at what needs fixing and how our state ranks against the nation.

Ohio’s Rail System: A Train to Fort Wayne?

A plan for high speed rail between Columbus and Chicago is in the works. It just needs time and money. A recent study says the $1.3 billion project would spur economic growth, but some small towns feel left out. This hour, we’ll take a look at the major players and see if rail transport is in our future, or if that train has left the station.

Transportation Funding Crisis in Ohio

State officials warned last summer that funding for new highway projects in Ohio was becoming scarce, but they didn’t specify just how scarce. As the gas tax revenue declines annually, costs of major road projects are still climbing. But how does ODOT fix the problem? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about the future in funding for ODOT.

Transportation Funding Crisis in Ohio

State officials warned last summer that funding for new highway projects in Ohio was becoming scarce, but they didn’t specify just how scarce. As the gas tax revenue declines annually, costs of major road projects are still climbing. But how does ODOT fix the problem? On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re talking about the future in funding for ODOT.

Lifelong Communities: Planning for an Aging Population

By 2030, central Ohio’s population over 50 will grow an anticipated 90%. Communities have to start planning ahead. With aging populations and more residents, it’s important for cities and towns to consider making their environments ‘friendly’ to people in all stages of life.