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Rest Stop Privatization Meets Opposition From Business Owners

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Administrators with the Ohio Department of Transportation saying privatizing rest stops along state routes would help fill a $1.6 billion budget gap.
7:27AM
August
9, 2012

The proposal to turn state-owned rest stops into privately-operated travel plazas is finally getting some attention…just not the kind state leaders had hoped for.

ODOT Moves Up Some Projects, But Delays And Frustration Remain

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Despite being one of the major dangerous interchanges in the state, ODOT administrators say a statewide funding shortfall will delay some work on the I-70/I-71 interchange in downtown Columbus by 16 years.
7:27AM
June
7, 2012

An ODOT panel has voted to move up most major road projects that were delayed by several years, inclduing the I-70/I-71 overhaul. But officials know the new schedule likely will not satisfy communities that are depending on new roads.

More Fuel Efficient Cars Mean Less Revenue For ODOT

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6:07PM
May
30, 2012

A group known as Environment Ohio released a report Wednesday backing the Obama Administration’s proposed auto fuel efficiency standards. Those standards call for an average of 54.5 miles per gallon for vehicles by 2025. But better fuel economy means a decline in revenue for the state department of transportation.

The State Of ODOT

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State Transportation Director Jerry Wray gives the first-ever "State of ODOT" Address on Tuesday.
7:59AM
May
30, 2012

In the first-ever “State of ODOT” Address, transportation officials painted a troubled portrait of the agency still working its way out of a $1.6 billion budget hole.

ODOT Creates “Division Of Innovative Delivery”

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ODOT administrators are hoping the Division of Innovative Delivery can deliver some innovative new funding streams for road and bridge projects.
10:40AM
March 21, 2012

The new division will focus on finding new revenue streams for the financially-strapped agency.

ODOT: Ohio May Change Order For Completing Major Road Projects

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The reconstruction of the I-70-71 Split could be delayed years.
9:14AM
February
12, 2012

Ohio’s transportation chief says the state may adjust the order of road and bridge projects listed in a draft plan that would delay some work for years.

What’s Next For ODOT?

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Despite being one of the major dangerous interchanges in the state, ODOT administrators say a statewide funding shortfall will delay a planned overhaul of the I-70/I-71 interchange in downtown Columbus by as much as 17 years.
7:56AM
January
20, 2012

A funding shortfall is forcing the department to delay several major projects, including an overhaul of the I-70/I-71 interchange.