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  • NEWS RELEASE

    Ohio Department of Transportation Internet News Release
    November 16, 2000

    ODOT Announces Transportation Enhancement Funds

    List of the 2000 Transportation Enhancement Projects Recommended for Funding.

    Columbus- Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Gordon Proctor today announced more than $15 million will be allocated among 50 communities and organizations for a variety of bicycle and pedestrian, historic preservation and scenic beautification projects. This funding, provided from ODOT's Surface Transportation Funds, will be used for projects which provide transportation alternatives to automobile use, and enhance transportation-related structures in communities throughout Ohio.

    "Through ODOT's partnership with local communities, these important transportation enhancement projects will benefit Ohioans in many ways," said Proctor. "They will improve personal mobility, preserve valuable historic transportation resources and attract visitors and business to the state."

     Under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), passed by Congress in 1998, states are required to set aside at least 10 percent of their Surface Transportation Program funds for enhancement projects. The program was designed to creatively integrate transportation facilities into their surrounding communities and natural environment. Ohio's awards ranged from $15,000 to more than $1.5 million.

    ODOT received 126 applications from 57 of Ohio's 88 counties, totaling more than $56 million dollars. Projects selected for award include 36 bicycle and pedestrian,11 historic and three scenic beautification projects. Each application was evaluated and reviewed by employees of ODOT and members of the public active in bicycle/pedestrian, historic or scenic community.

    For further information about the transportation enhancement funds, please contact Dave Seech, enhancement program manager at 614/752-4686 or Sharon Todd, bicycle/pedestrian program manager at 614/752-4685 of the Office of Local Assistance.

    Click here for a list of the 2000 Transportation Enhancement Projects Recommended for Funding.

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