Marc Lefkowitz | 01/03/07 @ 4:08pm
Transportation is big business in Ohio. Our Department of Transportation's annual budget is an impressive $2.1 billion, but, The Plain Dealer reports, the split between maintaining and improving what we have and building new roads in more remote parts of the state is not equitable.
Ohio is one of the top spenders in the nation on new transportation infrastructure while topping the charts in the dubious category of suburban sprawl.
GCBL dedicates space to a conversation on reforming ODOT and Ohio's gas tax. The goal? Establishing a culture that values a 21st century transportation infrastructure. We begin by looking at a successful effort in Oregon to reform its gas tax to fund alternative modes of transportation. Read more.