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Ohio Transportation Budget: What to know and how it impacts you

BY: - March 29, 2021

Ohio lawmakers recently approved a two-year transportation budget ahead of schedule and without much drama, sending the $8.3 billion package to Gov. Mike DeWine for a signature. Legislators agreed to allocate billions of dollars toward maintaining and improving Ohio’s transportation infrastructure, including highways, roads and bridges. Despite the governor having proposed major cuts to public […]

Ohio Senate plan ramps up public transit funding. Will the increase stay?

BY: - March 22, 2021

Some want to see lowering of electric vehicle fees It’s been something of a wild ride for public transportation funding during the budget negotiation process thus far in 2021, but advocates are pleased with the direction things are headed. Gov. Mike DeWine called for a significant decrease in spending on public transportation in his budget […]

How much should Ohio invest in public transportation? Advocates make case for more funding

BY: - March 15, 2021

Advocates are urging lawmakers to invest more money into Ohio’s public transportation systems and commit to long-term support for this transit spending. Gov. Mike DeWine presented deep cuts to public transportation in his proposed budget. The Ohio House of Representatives restored much of the funding in its transportation budget passed earlier in March. But this […]

Mailbag: Ohio trails other states in funding public transit. Here’s why.

BY: - September 10, 2020

It’s illegal to vote twice in Ohio, but it’s recommended you read each Ohio Capital Journal article twice. It’s time for this week’s mailbag:  Got a question about Ohio politics? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Why don’t we invest in sustainable transportation (rail, bike, public transportation) at rates comparable to our […]


Some ideas for Gov. DeWine on how to help struggling Ohioans

BY: - September 4, 2020

In his Aug. 25 news conference Gov. Mike DeWine outlined some good work the state is initiating to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved communities — presumably including neighborhoods of Black and Latinx Ohioans and people with low incomes. He indicated he’s open to ideas about how to help all Ohioans — no matter where they […]

Hyperloop-backed study predicts major benefits to Midwest, but skeptics have their doubts

BY: - December 30, 2019

A new Hyperloop system connecting Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh would require an enormous investment, but would also have an equally large economic impact on the entire Midwest. That’s the main theme of a Hyperloop feasibility study released earlier this month. The $1.3 million study was conducted and financed jointly by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and the […]

Distracted Driving the focus for highway patrol as holiday travel increases

BY: - December 26, 2019

Ohio’s governor says he is directing the highway patrol to focus on distracted drivers this holiday season. Gov. Mike DeWine cited highway patrol numbers that showed an increase in traffic fatalities in five of the last six years. Distracted driving, he said in a release, is a “major contributing factor” in those fatalities. “As we […]

Senators hear of need for center line rumble strips on Ohio’s highways

BY: - December 13, 2019

Having lost two sisters in separate fatal car crashes, Emily Ludwig is urging state lawmakers to act to make the state highways more safe for Ohioans. Her sisters, Amanda and Meghann, were both victims in Columbiana County crashes caused by distracted driving. In both the 2012 and 2014 crashes, another vehicle went left-of-center on an […]