TRAC Votes to Accept Draft List
Public comment period on major projects around Ohio begins
COLUMBUS (Thursday, December 15, 2016) – The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) has voted to accept the draft list of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s major new transportation projects for 2017.
The vote launches a written public comment period. Comments, which will be accepted through January 13, 2017, 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 evaluations are needed before proceeding with a vote in early 2017 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.
TRAC received 16 applications for transportation projects requesting nearly $388M for development or construction funding. 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.
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.