Regularly Scheduled TRAC Meeting
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Central Office in Columbus. This will be a voting session.
The TRAC - the independent committee that assists ODOT in selecting its largest investments - will consider a final vote on its 2010 draft listing of major new construction projects. In addition to projects that are already under construction, the list includes projects ready for new construction and projects that will be studied and designed for potential construction in the future.
Over the 2010-2014 planning horizon, the TRAC is recommending more than $2.5 billion of total investments by ODOT through its Major New Construction Program, which targets all multi-modal projects more than $5 million in cost that add capacity to the state transportation system.
“We are building our state for the future,” said ODOT Director Jolene M. Molitoris, who also chairs the nine-member TRAC. “These recommendations reflect Governor Strickland's focus on creating jobs and positioning Ohio to compete in a global economy.”
Over the past several months, ODOT and members of the TRAC reviewed more than 100 project applications submitted by communities and transportation partners throughout Ohio. The TRAC held a series of regional public hearings around the state to meet with project sponsors. Since March, the TRAC has also been accepting and reviewing public comment on this draft list of investments.
WHAT: Regularly Scheduled TRAC Meeting – Voting Session
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010
WHERE: ODOT Central Office, 1980 W. Broad Street (Room GA), Columbus, Ohio 43223
The complete 2010 TRAC draft list of Major New projects is available online at www.dot.state.oh.us/TRAC.
For more information contact: Scott Varner
, ODOT Central Office Communications, at 614-644-8640