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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.

Auditor: ODOT Could Save $6 Million

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performance review of the transportation agency. He says about 42 percent of Ohio's backhoes, excavators and other equipment are used only 5 percent of the time.
9:09AM
April 27, 2012

A report by the state’s auditor has found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $6 million by selling underused heavy equipment and vehicles and closing two rest stops in eastern Ohio.

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.

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.

ODOT Out Of Money

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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.
8:46AM
January
18, 2012

The lack of funds could delays portions of the I-70/I-71 overhaul for as long as 16 years.