For informational/historical purposes only.

N E W S W I R E

Ohio Department of Transportation Internet News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2000


ODOT Holds Transportation Summit

DAYTON The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today joined four metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to discuss an upcoming study regarding the condition and future needs of the Interstate 75 corridor from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. 

ODOT Director Gordon Proctor said, "The transportation summit held today at Sinclair Community College marks the first time both public and private sector organizations have worked together to evaluate the future of our highway system." 

The study, which will be conducted over the next several months, will analyze passenger and freight traffic volumes, crash rates, and proposed construction projects along the corridor. ODOT and area MPOs will use the data, collected during the study, to develop a comprehensive plan for future construction involving the I-75 corridor. Additionally, the information will be used to analyze how these developments impact issues such as farmland preservation and economic development along the route.

 ODOT is partnering with the following MPOs; Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission, and the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments to conduct the study.

 "This transportation summit allowed local leaders and representatives of area colleges from the Cincinnati, Dayton, Lima and Toledo areas the opportunity to voice their questions, comments and concerns involving the future of the I-75 corridor," said Proctor.

 Additional meetings regarding the development of the I-75 corridor will be held, however, no dates have been scheduled at this time.


 _____________________________________________