ODOT Advisory Group Looks at Funding for Transportation

Feb 25, 2019 | News

Adequate funding for infrastructure — notably Ohio’s roads and bridges — is a top priority for economic development in the state.

In the face of declining gas tax revenues and changes in transportation technology, Governor DeWine and ODOT established the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Infrastructure.

The final report of this advisory committee was issued in February, and includes many opinions about transportation infrastructure issues and in particular how to bring up revenue to cover needs in the future. The report notes that the “only funding mechanism that generated broad consensus was an increase in the motor fuel user fee.”

This report can be obtained at: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2019/02/15/file_attachments/1156380/Transportation%20Report%20Final%20smaller%20file.pdf?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=2019-2-18_Newsletter_FINAL&utm_medium=email

In Memoriam – The Life of Dan Evers

I first met Dan in the fall of 2016.  I had moved to Central Ohio over the late holiday season in 2015 to begin serving as the new Director of GROW Licking County CIC, Dan’s former role.  I was immediately struck by many in the community who worried that I would “not be enough,” that the “shoes were too big,” and that “Dan was larger than life.”  And they were right. 

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OEDA 2022 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.  Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below.  Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. 

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