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Governor: Road Funding Conversation Needs To Happen

(WHBC) – Governor DeWine has announced the creation of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure.

During an interview with Canton’s Morning News, the governor said a current funding stream utilized to build new roads and maintain existing ones will eventually run out, and finding funding for road projects is a conversation they will have to have with Ohioans.

“The extra money that came in because of bonds, in regard to the turnpike that were backed by the turnpike money…that money is going to run out.”

Details are in the following news release from the governor’s office, and listen to Pam’s interview with DeWine below, in which he also talks about the dangerously cold temperatures.

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today the creation of a new committee that will study the current conditions of Ohio’s roadways and recommend options for maintaining and enhancing the state’s transportation infrastructure.

“Investing in Ohio’s transportation network is also an investment in the future of Ohio’s high-performance economy,” said Governor DeWine. “We must ensure that our transportation system is not only safe and reliable, but that it also strengthens our economy by offering accessibility for current and new businesses.”

Members of the Ohio Governor’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure include:

Jim Aslanides, President, Ohio Oil & Gas Association
Matthew Blair, Partner, Blair & Latell Co., LPA
Nicole Busey, Tax Director Indirect Tax Compliance & Planning, Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Richard Dalton, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18
Marcus Hanna, CFO, Castellini Management
Ed Harmon, Chairman/President, NAI Harmon Group
Mayor Dan Horrigan, City of Akron
Mike Jacoby, President/CEO, APEG
Sheriff Matthew Lutz, Muskingum County
Caroline Ramsey, Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs, Honda
Dean Ringle, Executive Director, County Engineers Association of Ohio
Kimberly Schwind, Senior Public Relations Manager, AAA
Doug Sibila, President/CEO, Peoples Services, Inc
Taras Szmagala, Sr. Vice President, Eaton Corporation
Maryn Weimer, Director of Mobility, Ohio Center for Automotive Research

Governor DeWine has asked the committee to issue their recommendations in mid-February.

 

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Posted by News-Talk 1480 WHBC on Tuesday, January 29, 2019


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