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2010 News Release Archive
12-29-2010 - ODOT seeks Green Lantern Help to Protect Snowplows
Taking a cue from the comic book superhero who uses green light to protect the people of Earth, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is hoping a Green Lantern will protect its snowplows from ...
12-21-2010 - Official start of winter serves as reminder: Ice and Snow…Take it Slow
ODOT Holiday Traffic Update...
12-09-2010 - New ODOT Study finds Car Crashes by Teen Drivers Down in 2010
Friday’s Lights for Life encourages Ohioans to drive with headlights on all day...
12-09-2010 - Proposed New Funding and New Construction unveiled for Major Transportation Projects connected to Job Creation, Economic Development
TRAC proposes $167.6 million in new construction, project planning and engineering...
11-19-2010 - Scheduled TRAC Working Sessions and End-of-the-Year Meeting
*** Meeting Notice Only ***...
12-03-2010 - ODOT invests $15 million in Next Generation Clean and Green buses
More than three dozen new vehicles part of three-year $150 million transit partnership pledge...
11-24-2010 - ODOT unleashes new Cyber-Tools to target Ice and Snow
No longer are snowplows and salt the Ohio Department of Transportation’s only tools to keep drivers safe during the winter season. This year, ODOT is unleashing several new cyber-tools to help motori...
11-22-2010 - Plan Ahead and Don’t Be Late for Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Update: Online Help for Ohio Drivers to Avoid Traffic Tie-Ups...
11-19-2010 - Ice and Snow… Take It Slow: ODOT partners with Walmart to keep Holiday Highways safer for Shoppers
Nearly half of winter related crashes on major Ohio highways occur during holiday shopping period...
11-17-2010 - ODOT tests New Snow- Fighting Tool to clear Highways Twice as Fast
Working for Winter...
11-05-2010 - ODOT Transit program provides Vital mobility for elderly and disabled
Program improves quality of life for the elderly and persons with disabilities...
10-26-2010 - ODOT Halloween Study warns of Goblins, Ghouls and Car Crashes
New safety analysis shows rise in risk of children being struck by cars while Trick-or Treating...
10-25-2010 - New Numbers show More Ohioans riding Passenger Rail
Based on new passenger rail ridership figures from Amtrak, a review by the ODOT and the ORDC shows that the demand for transportation choice is on the rise, with 14 percent more Ohioans riding passen...
10-18-2010 - Ohioans to Speak Out on Creating More Ohio Jobs through Transportation
New study reveals historic ‘Bang for the Buck’ in terms of business growth, middle-class jobs...
10-12-2010 - ODOT Safety Analysis shows Crashes with Deer Likely to Spike
Number of crashes typically triples in October - to more than 120 crashes a day...
10-05-2010 - KNO B4 U GO: ODOT to help Cincinnati Fans get to the Game with Twitter
The Cincinnati Reds aren’t the only team gearing up for the playoff season. On Sunday, ODOT will be showing off its game-day E.R.A. - Easier Roads Ahead - by helping baseball fans avoid traffic tie-u...
09-30-2010 - U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $235 Million in Recovery Act Dollars for California, North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland High Speed Rail
U.S. DOT News Release...
09-30-2010 - ODOT targets New Federal Funds to encourage Ohio Women and Minorities to enter Highway Construction Industry
To encourage more women and minorities in Ohio to enter the highway construction industry, the Ohio Department of Transportation is targeting new funding - including federal stimulus funds - into new...
09-27-2010 - ODOT begins ‘Working for Winter’ before first Snowflake falls
Operational Readiness Events keep Ohio’s economic engine running...
09-20-2010 - ODOT and its Safety partners ask motorists to Look Up, Hang Up, and Go Slow For the Cone Zone
ODOT - along with the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office - are educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving in an effort to reduce the 5,000 accidents in...
09-17-2010 - Highway crews restore vital Transportation links following Severe weather Damage
As portions of Ohio received an onslaught of severe weather last night, highway workers from ODOT have been out in full-force assisting local towns and villages to ensure transportation infrastructur...
09-16-2010 - Notice of Upcoming TRAC Regional Public Hearings
** MEETING NOTICE ** Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) will hold four regional public hearings around the state....
09-09-2010 - Cleveland’s New I-90 Innerbelt Bridge: Apparent Winning Team for Historic Bridge Construction Revealed
Winning proposal calls for completion of construction full year earlier than planned...
09-09-2010 - Opening of Historic Heartland Corridor brings more Business to Ohio
First freight trains run on Norfolk Southern corridor from Port of Virginia to Columbus and Midwest...
09-02-2010 - ODOT aims to reduce crashes over Labor Day weekend
Motorists advised to plan alternate routes and allow additional travel time...
08-25-2010 - ODOT seeks New Federal Funds for Transportation Projects of the Future
TIGER II Grant Requests include Electric Cars, Aerospace Runway and Ohio River Ports...
08-24-2010 - ODOT asks Drivers to Remember Back-to-School ABC: Always Be Cautious
Safety analysis shows average of 10 crashes involving buses each school day...
08-23-2010 - Nearly 9,500 Ohio Jobs in July linked to Stimulus Transportation Projects
Highway, Bridge, and Water Port Construction lead to record month...
08-09-2010 - Regularly Scheduled TRAC Meeting - 8-12
*** Meeting Notice Only ***...
08-05-2010 - Evaluation begins on Proposals to Build New Innerbelt Bridge
Cleveland’s New I-90 Innerbelt Bridge: Northeast Ohio Residents asked to Share Their Thoughts on Bridge Aesthetics...
08-04-2010 - ODOT completes Latest Safety and Congestion Improvements on I-71
Part of decade-long $800 million investment strategy into key Ohio freight corridor...
07-28-2010 - Stimulus-Funded Construction on Ohio’s Highways nets 8000 Jobs in June
$10.5 million in paychecks, 1300 new workers reported in single month...
07-28-2010 - ODOT touts Historic Construction Season at 2010 Ohio State Fair
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation visits on Opening Day to highlight Recovery Act...
07-20-2010 - Workers log more than 70,000 hours building new highway
Nelsonville Bypass Update...
07-08-2010 - ODOT, Feds push Cincinnati Streetcar Project Further Along Track
On the heels of $15 million in funding from Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Committee, Cincinnati’s proposed Downtown-to-Uptown streetcar project was pushed further along the track to construct...
07-08-2010 - Growing Freight Demand deserves new Investment, Transportation Study says
ODOT Director joins national launch of multi-modal freight capacity report...
07-01-2010 - ODOT celebrates Independence Day with Red, White, and Blue… and Orange
Fourth of July Holiday Traffic Advisory...
06-30-2010 - ODOT accomplishes Historic $2 Billion Investment Goal for State Fiscal Year
Major Transportation Projects in every region of Ohio during SFY 2010...
06-25-2010 - Governor Breaks Ground on Lorain Port Project
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland joined other federal, state and local officials to kickoff the $3.3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Lorain Port Authority at Spitzer Marina project....
06-18-2010 - Transportation Stimulus Investments put 7,000 Ohioans to work
With President Obama in Columbus to mark the 10,000th Recovery Act road project in the nation to get underway, preliminary figures from the Ohio Department of Transportation show that nearly 7,000 co...
06-10-2010 - State Transportation Director pledges continued help in Northwest Ohio
ODOT restoring Safe Transportation after Deadly Tornado...
06-09-2010 - ODOT to purchase 41 ‘Clean and Green’ Buses for Ohio Transit Authorities
Historic $15 million direct investment in 11 local and regional transit agencies...
06-07-2010 - ODOT working to restore transportation connections
State crews respond to widespread damage in Northwest Ohio...
06-02-2010 - KNO B4 U GO: ODOT Twitter to help Drivers have “Worry Free Rush Hour”
ODOT to begin rush hour tweets to help keep motorists safe...
06-01-2010 - Ohio Cities to propose Major New Transportation Projects of the Future to the TRAC
Transportation Review Advisory Council accepting applications for all modes of travel and shipping...
05-27-2010 - ODOT District Deputy Director in Southeast Ohio to retire in June
Having helped Gov. Strickland make significant impacts on the future transportation system of Southeast Ohio, ODOT District 10 Deputy Director Larry Woodford is announcing his retirement after more t...
05-27-2010 - ODOT suggests Drivers ‘Know Before You Go’ this Memorial Day Weekend
Stay safe by preparing for 15% increase in traffic and major construction projects...
05-17-2010 - Ohioans demonstrate Pedal Power during Bike to Work Week
ODOT highlights more than $100 million in bicycle and pedestrian investments...
05-13-2010 - Major New Multi-Modal Transportation Projects approved for Funding
Prioritizing transportation projects that promote the growth of jobs and economic development, Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has approved the state’s plans for investing more t...
04-30-2010 - Regularly Scheduled TRAC Meeting
*** Meeting Notice Only ***...
04-30-2010 - ODOT urges No Phones in Construction Zones
Oprah’s National No Phone Zone Day...
04-19-2010 - ODOT urges Drivers to Look Up, Hang Up, and go ‘Slow for the Cone Zone’
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week...
04-12-2010 - ODOT lights way for Ohio’s ‘Solar Highways’ of the Future
Study project in Toledo could save tax dollars and help the environmen...
04-07-2010 - Igniting Ohio’s Economic Engine
With investments being made in every county of Ohio and in every major mode of transportation, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is “igniting Ohio’s economic engine”...
04-01-2010 - Ohio makes getting to school safer for students
With projects aimed at keeping children from walking in the streets or along train tracks to increasing the number of police officers watching over school zones, the Ohio Department of Transportation...
03-30-2010 - ODOT partners with federal, state and local advocates to promote healthier choices for Ohioans
First statewide conference on building healthier communities...
03-29-2010 - First Statewide Conference on Building Healthier Communities
Healthy Communities Active Transportation (HCAT) Conference March 30...
03-25-2010 - Rail Investment means Jobs for Ohioans
More than 26,000 Ohio employees already tied to railroad industry...
03-22-2010 - ODOT partners with volunteers to pick up litter Clear Across Ohio
‘Tis the Season to Target Trash...
03-19-2010 - Major New Multi-Modal Transportation Projects recommended for Funding
TRAC proposes $103.2 million in new construction, project planning and engineering...
03-12-2010 - ODOT urges motorists to Turn Around Don’t Drown
Flood watch alerts in northern Ohio...
03-12-2010 - ODOT welcomes new Legislative Affairs Director
Strong relationship with General Assembly important as state begins historic $2 billion construction program...
03-05-2010 - Regularly Scheduled TRAC Meeting- 3-18
*** Meeting Notice Only ***...
03-02-2010 - Ohio’s weather and traffic create the ideal recipe for potholes
ODOT winter workforces continually repairing pavement damage between storms...
02-26-2010 - ODOT working diligently to clear roadways of dangerous drifting snow
Look for the Lights...
02-24-2010 - Ohio Traffic Fatalities Reach Historic Low In 2009
Declines in deaths reflect the safest year on record...
02-24-2010 - Ohio beats Recovery Act Deadline on Transportation Investments
More than $935 million in state and local infrastructure projects approved by Feds...
02-17-2010 - Ohio Receives $30 Million in Federal Funding for Multi-State National Gateway Project
Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority Also Receives $20 Million in TIGER Funding to Improve Transit Opportunities in Northeast Ohio...
02-02-2010 - Groundhog Day Prediction of Early Spring
ODOT Ready for More Winter Weather...
01-28-2010 - Governor, Transportation Director Announce First Round of FAST TRAC Projects
Five Major Roadway Projects Approved for Accelerated Construction by TRAC Today...
01-28-2010 - Governor, Labor Secretary Solis Announce $400 Million from Recovery Act for Passenger Rail in Ohio
State, Local Leaders and Rail Supporters from Across Ohio Join in Columbus to Celebrate at the Statehouse...
01-20-2010 - ODOT Transportation Enhancement Program
Time running out for Communities to apply for Bike and Pedestrian Funding...
01-26-2010 - Regularly Scheduled TRAC Meeting-1-28-2010 - NEW 9:00 START TIME
*** Meeting Notice Only ***...
01-08-2010 - Notice of TRAC Working Session Meeting-1-14-2010
01-08-2010 - This week in review: ODOT crews continue
As winter storms move out of Ohio, crews from the ODOT continue to clear roads and salt bridges and overpasses....
01-06-2010 - ODOT 2010-2011 Business Plan
21st Century ODOT to meet Ohio’s 21st Century multi-modal transportation needs...
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