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2012 News Archive
12-31-2012 - 2012
12-20-2012 - Mild Winter Leaves Motorists Out of Practice
ODOT’s best advice when driving in winter conditions: Ice & Snow, Take It Slow...
12-18-2012 - TRAC Votes to Accept Draft List
Launches Public Comment Period...
12-13-2012 - Ohio Launches ‘Jobs and Transportation Plan’ to Fuel Critical Highway Projects
Ohio Turnpike will not be leased; Commission remains public, independent; Tolls remain low...
11-21-2012 - Black Friday Marks Increase in Intersection Crashes
Black Friday, known as the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season, has another unfortunate distinction: the start of increased intersection crashes, especially around busy shopping corridor...
11-20-2012 - Search for Second Innerbelt Bridge Construction Team Officially Begins
New design, construction and finance approach is first-of-its-kind in Ohio...
11-19-2012 - Thanksgiving Second-Deadliest Holiday on Ohio Roads
Buckle Up to Arrive Alive...
09-27-2012 - State Innovation, Efficiency Eliminates Delays for Five Major Projects
Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Area Projects All to See Construction Next Year...
09-17-2012 - ODOT Saves $10 Million in Salt Costs for Upcoming Winter
State and local governments are projected to save more than $10 million this winter as a result of a change in the way salt contracts are obtained....
08-31-2012 - ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this Labor Day Weekend
During the 2011 Labor Day weekend, there were 145 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 90 injuries and four deaths. ...
08-23-2012 - Kasich Announces Innovative Funding Plan for Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland
ODOT will use a public private partnership option – or P3 – that will allow contractors to finance more than $300 million needed to design and construct the second major phase of the Innerbelt Bridge...
08-13-2012 - ODOT Seeks Public Comment on Long-Range Transportation Plan
Access Ohio 2040 is ODOT's long-range transportation plan and a key part of the process is seeking public comment on the future of Ohio’s transportation system....
08-01-2012 - ODOT receives $9 million in ‘State of Good Repair’ grants to repair and replace buses
ODOT will receive more than $9 million in transit grants, called State of Good Repair Funds, from the Federal Transit Administration. These funds will be used to replace and maintain Ohio’s public t...
07-16-2012 - ODOT negotiates lower electric bill saving taxpayers millions
Continuing a trend of improving efficiency, ODOT has, once again, saved millions of dollars and redirected it from its operating budget to major new construction projects around the state....
07-03-2012 - 2012 July 4th Traffic Advisory
As millions of Ohioans travel to visit family and friends this July 4th, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says Know Before You Go and visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org to get to your Fourth of...
06-29-2012 - Prison Inmate Program Will Help Clean Up Ohio’s Highways
With the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) spending nearly $4 million and 206,221 man hours annually to remove litter along Ohio’s highways, a new joint program with the Ohio Department of Reh...
06-06-2012 - Innovation, Efficiency Frees Up $400 Million for Future Transportation Projects
Improved department efficiency, workforce and vehicle fleet reductions, higher than projected gas tax receipts, the elimination of federal earmarks, and savings from a mild winter are allowing ODOT t...
06-04-2012 - State Advances Plan to Develop Non-Interstate Rest Areas
In an effort to generate millions of dollars for the construction of some of the state’s largest, most expensive transportation projects, ODOT is moving forward with a plan to explore the commercial ...
05-30-2012 - Millions Awarded to Local Communities Through ODOT’s Safe Routes to School Program
ODOT announces the awarding of $16 million in anticipated federal transportation funds for 68 projects through the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program....
05-29-2012 - Transportation Director Outlines the “State of ODOT”
Director Jerry Wray opened the state agency’s doors to the public for an insider’s look at the “State of ODOT” and its current short-term and long-term financial outlook....
05-24-2012 - TRAC to Vote on Final Transportation Project Funding List June 6 at 10 a.m.
Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council is scheduled to vote on the final list of major new transportation construction projects throughout Ohio on Wednesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at ODOT's centra...
05-24-2012 - ODOT: Memorial Day Second-Deadliest Holiday on Ohio’s Roads
Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Report...
05-23-2012 - ODOT Awards $14 million to Enhance Statewide Urban Transit Operations
Ohio’s urban transit systems will receive much-needed funding thanks to ODOT's recent award of $14 million to 19 urban transit systems through its new Ohio Transit Preservation Partnership Program....
05-21-2012 - ODOT Launches Program Aimed at Generating Millions in New Revenue
ODOT is hoping to generate millions of dollars through the Sponsorship, Maintenance, and Advertising Revenue Tartgeted (SMART) program permitting advertising and sponsorship opportunities at intersta...
05-02-2012 - Left Turn Traffic Signal Receives Makeover
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the process of switching 643 protected-only left turn signals at nearly 400 intersections throughout the state due to changes in federal regulation...
04-10-2012 - ODOT Kicks Off Busy 2012 Construction Season
Agency still short $1.6 billion to construct major new expansion projects...
03-21-2012 - Grants to Help Ohioans Overcome Transportation Barriers and Challenges
Grants provide mobility for employment, job training and vital services...
03-20-2012 - ODOT Launches Innovative Delivery Division to Identify Potential Transportation Funding Solutions and Alternatives
By reducing agency costs, commercializing non-interstate rest areas and seeking sponsorship and naming rights for certain infrastructure projects, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) could s...
03-06-2012 - Ohio’s $1.6 Billion Highway Budget Shortfall: Where do We Go from Here?
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. Our state’s economy—especially our agriculture and manufacturing businesses, and the logistics operations that support them—depend on ...
01-31-2012 - TRAC Votes to Accept Draft List
Launches Public Comment Period...
01-30-2012 - TRAC to Vote on Draft Transportation Project Funding List
Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) is scheduled to vote on the draft list of major new transportation construction projects...
01-17-2012 - ODOT Outlines Looming Financial Crisis
After a year of discussing the looming transportation financial crisis facing Ohio, ODOT released funding projections that could result in pushing back by decades some of the state’s largest construc...
01-13-2012 - ODOT Warns Motorists Driving in Snow: “First is Worst”
As Ohioans anticipate driving in winter weather, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says beware: “First is Worst,” especially on interstates and state-maintained highways, where speeds are...
01-09-2012 - ODOT to Accept Applications for Safe Routes to School Projects
ODOT is currently accepting applications for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects across Ohio. ...
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