2010-2011 State Transportation Budget
On behalf of Governor Strickland and the 5,642 dedicated women and men of the Ohio Department of Transportation, ODOT’s Director Jolene M. Molitoris unveiled the 2010-2011 State Transportation Budget. As proposed, the budget funds ODOT at $6 billion over the biennium - $3.2 billion in fiscal year 2010 and $2.8 billion in 2011 - funded mostly by a combination of the state motor fuel tax and federal investment. This budget builds upon the strong foundations laid over the past two years, by investing in a truly integrated multi-modal system and offering safer and greener choices in how Ohioans get to their destinations. This budget aligns ODOT with Governor Strickland’s priorities to position all state agencies to help create jobs and promote economic development. Through this budget, the state’s partnerships will not just be strengthened - they will be transformed and enhanced, so that ODOT can collaborate with local communities and the private sector to bring new investment, new industry, and a renewed sense of regional coordination to our state. The investments detailed in the budget emphasize the department’s role in promoting the environment, customer service, and common-sense solutions to today’s transportation needs.