• For informational/historical purposes only.


    Ohio Department of Transportation Internet News Release
    August 4, 2000

    ODOT Seeks Public Comment on Railroad Grade Separation Program Policies and Procedures Manual

    Columbus Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Gordon Proctor today announced the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) Subcommittee will hold three public meetings regarding the Railroad Grade Separation Programs draft Policies and Procedures Manual. These meetings will be led by members of the TRAC Subcommittee and ODOT.

    The date, time and location of the meetings are as follows:

    August 8, 1 p.m.
    Sharonville Convention Center
    11355 Chester Road
    Sharonville, Ohio

    August 16, 9 a.m.
    Brecksville Community Center, Community Room
    1 Community Drive
    Brecksville, Ohio

    August 23, 9 a.m.
    ODOT District Two Office
    317 Poe Road
    Bowling Green, Ohio

    "These hearings are an opportunity for the department to receive input regarding the overview of the program and the process that will be used by the committee to rank and select projects for funding from people who live, work and travel in the affected communities," said Proctor.

    The manual outlines an initial screening process to determine the eligibility of a nominated project. Applications that meet the established criteria will be prioritized into an annual "class" of projects by the committee. Each year, these projects will be classified into three tiers. Tier I, projects to receive funding for construction; Tier II, further study of a project; and Tier III, no further development of the project. The ranking system is modeled after a similar process used by the TRAC, a selection committee that reviews and ranks Major New construction projects.

    In February Governor Taft announced the $200-million,10-year program to provide railroad grade separations to communities most affected by increased train traffic as a result of the recent acquisition of Conrail by the Norfolk Southern Railway Company and CSX Transportation, Incorporated.

    Click here to view the Rail Grade Separation Program manual online. 

  • For informational/historical purposes only.