White House: Ohio’s infrastructure has ‘systemic lack of investment’

    President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Alex Wong/Getty Images.

    A fact-sheet promoting the Biden administration’s new jobs plan gave Ohio a less than average score on its infrastructure.

    The profile of Ohio said the state has “suffered from a systemic lack of investment” in areas such as roads and bridges, public transportation, drinking water, housing, broadband, child care and manufacturing.

    The infrastructure report found 16% of public transportation vehicles are “past useful life” in Ohio, the drinking water infrastructure needs $13.4 billion in additional funding, and a lack of available and affordable housing means 681,000 Ohio renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent.

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    Susan Tebben
    Susan Tebben is an award-winning journalist with a decade of experience covering Ohio news, including courts and crime, Appalachian social issues, government, education, diversity and culture. She has worked for The Newark Advocate, The Glasgow Daily Times, The Athens Messenger, and WOUB Public Media. She has also had work featured on National Public Radio.