Posted on 12/14/16 by Amanda Woodrum in Transit
[A slew of Ohio organizations jointly sent a statement to Governor Kasich on Wednesday, December 14, requesting that the Governor address Ohio’s staggering underfunding of mass transit. This blog excerpts most of what they requested with some minor edits for clarity.]
Dear Governor Kasich:
As you know, according to the 2015 Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transit Needs study, the state of Ohio needs $192.4 million in capital and $96.7 million in operating funds just to meet existing demand for public transportation services. An additional $273.5 million in one-time funding is needed to address system backlog and bring Ohio’s transit fleet to... read more
Posted on 09/29/15 by Amanda Woodrum in Energy
Ohio Senator Bill Seitz recently trumpeted forthcoming recommendations of a legislative committee to put Ohio’s clean-energy laws permanently on ice.
Freezing Ohio clean-energy standards would be bad news for Ohio’s economy, jobs, electric consumers and the... read more
Posted on 04/07/15 by Amanda Woodrum in Transit
A majority of poor people and minorities now live in the suburbs—isolated from jobs, services and the transportation needed to access them—according a recent report from the Brookings Institution.
The report, entitled “The Growing Distance Between... read more