TRAC Votes to Accept Draft List
Public comment period begins
COLUMBUS (Friday, December 11, 2015) – The Transportation Review Advisory Council has voted to accept the draft list of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s major new transportation projects throughout the state.
The TRAC vote launches a written public comment period. Written public comments will be accepted until January 10, 2016, and may be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to the Ohio Department of Transportation, C/O Jim Gates, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223.
Once the written public comment period concludes, the TRAC will decide if additional public hearings and or project evaluation are needed before proceeding with a vote in early 2016 to accept a final TRAC list. This is not the first time stakeholders have had an opportunity to comment on a TRAC project. Last fall, the TRAC heard from project advocates at a public hearing held Columbus.
This vote takes TRAC one step closer to wrapping up a year-long process of receiving and reviewing applications for major new transportation funding projects throughout the state. TRAC received 25 applications for transportation projects requesting nearly $634M in development or construction funding.
The nine-member TRAC was established by the Ohio Revised Code in 1997 and provides guidance for developing a project selection process for ODOT’s largest investments of more than $12 million.
For more information, contact: Matt Bruning, ODOT Press Secretary, at 614-466-6906, email@example.com