Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new division will focus on finding new revenue streams for the financially-strapped agency.
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.