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Ohio's Jobs & Transportation Plan: MORE PROJECTS - FASTER.

​ $3 Billion Over Six Years 

The Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan
Gov. John R. Kasich’s Jobs and Transportation plan injects nearly $3 billion in state, local and federal, and Turnpike money into 41 transportation projects across the state. These needed funds erase delays and accelerate most construction projects by more than 10 years.
 
 
 
"By thinking outside the box we’re attacking Ohio’s highway budget deficit without a tax increase and keeping Ohio’s highways in top condition. Our agriculture, manufacturing and logistics industries, as well as so many others, depend on our world class highway system for their success and the $3 billion in new funds made possible from our plan keeps them moving so Ohio’s economic recovery can keep moving.”
- Gov. John R. Kasich
 
 
 

 Regional Press Releases

 
 

 Fact Sheet

 
 

 Project Recommendations

 
By the Numbers
  • 41 – The number of projects throughout Ohio recommended for construction that could improve motorist safety, reduce congestion, add capacity and improve our economy
  • $2.9 billion – the total investment made in the state’s infrastructure using a combination of state, local and federal funds
  • A breakdown by region:
    • $1.2 billion – the amount of money spent on 17 projects in Northeast Ohio
    • $932 million – the amount of money spent on 9 projects in Central/Southeast Ohio
    • $494 million – the amount of money spent on 10 projects Northwest Ohio
    • $286 million – the amount of money spent on 5 projects in Southwest Ohio
  • 30,000 – the number of jobs created for every new $1 billion spent on transportation
  • $1.5 billion – the investment the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is making in Ohio’s transportation system
  • 100 – the percentage of Turnpike funds spent Northern Ohio
  • 13 years or more – the reduction in future delays for most of the projects

see the Ohio Jobs & Transportation Plan Fact Sheet for more details

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 What People are Saying...

 

Statement from Open Letter of Support
Funding of $3B Transportation Plan

"On behalf of the transportation users and industries that so strongly depend on a quality transportation system to support commerce and the jobs it creates throughout Ohio, we whole heartedly urge TRAC to back Governor Kasich’s pro-growth, pro-safety highway program that he has just introduced.  Northwest Ohio is now beginning to see the positive results from the new US Route 24 (“Fort To Port”) project.  Along with the Ohio Turnpike, the improvement of I-75 will provide the final stanchion in our transportation network that will allow northwest Ohio to truly serve as a world-class logistics and high-tech industrial center to much of the world.  This is a bold plan at the right time!"​

Richard Bertz, President & CEO/ C. Michael Smith, Chairman, Mannik Smith Group

“The Governor’s recommendations to TRAC account for more than $315 million in improvements to Lucas County highways, including the remainder of the I-75 corridor in North Toledo, an important byway for commerce and truck traffic contributing to our local economy.  The construction projects will also continue to provide jobs for the skilled labor force in northwest Ohio, helping to keep Toledoans at work.  This outside the box thinking will benefit our community all around.”

Mike Bell, Mayor, City of Toledo

“Job growth comes from a reliable transportation network that is fast and cost effective. Gov. John Kasich’s plan will ensure Ohio has the infrastructure in place to meet the demands of job creators.

“There’s no questioning the fact that Ohio’s turnpike is a critical transportation asset for our state. A strong transportation system is indeed a key to the state’s economy. The governor’s plan represents a long-term solution to a problem that would become a burden to localities down the road.

“It is my hope the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council will give the governor’s plan its full support.”​

John Molinaro, president and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth
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