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North Side Mega Fix — Construction at 315 & 270

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  • #1089493

    News
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    Officials held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the North Side Mega Fix construction project at I-270 and 315 on the north side of Columbus. You can find more details here: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/I…

    MORE: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/I-270/Pages/default.aspx

    #1089533
    loudiamondtabs
    loudiamondtabs
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    Apparently ODOT has too much money.

    #1089546

    ohbr
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    They make it sound like Ohio pawned federal money meant for other states to do this project because they had a more complete plan already made?

    Maybe this means we can use the $$$$ the state saved by taking from other states to fun other modes of transportation projects… yeah, probably not…. O_O

    #1089559
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    Maybe it’s some of the $400 million rail money Kasich refused from the Fed in 2010 :(

    #1089568
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
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    “We guarantee you a generation of stress free commute”.

    Ten years from now that stretch of highway and both interchanges will be as congested as they are today with the thousands of new people living, working and shopping in the area serviced by these highways. Each new resident will still have no choice but to drive and they will most likely do it as the only occupant in their vehicle.

    And the cycle continues.

    #1089575
    Eridony
    Eridony
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    “We guarantee you a generation of stress free commute”.

    Ten years from now that stretch of highway and both interchanges will be as congested as they are today with the thousands of new people living, working and shopping in the area serviced by these highways. Each new resident will still have no choice but to drive and they will most likely do it as the only occupant in their vehicle.

    And the cycle continues.

    Bingo! And I can only imagine what 315 north of 270 will be like after another decade of Northside suburban growth.

    #1089666

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    15 months? LOL

    #1090205

    Zyro
    Participant

    Apparently ODOT has too much money.

    Or too much allocated to the wrong places. There’s essentially nothing for transit.

    “We guarantee you a generation of stress free commute”.

    Ten years from now that stretch of highway and both interchanges will be as congested as they are today with the thousands of new people living, working and shopping in the area serviced by these highways. Each new resident will still have no choice but to drive and they will most likely do it as the only occupant in their vehicle.

    And the cycle continues.

    Nailed it. Maybe in ten years we’ll have more future-sighted people at ODOT. But this is a disastrous thing happening, so much damage is being done as we speak.

    #1090230

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    What is the budget for this project?

    #1090235
    Josh Miller
    Josh Miller
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    #1090238

    Zyro
    Participant

    Remember, there’s NO LIMIT to the amount of money we’re allowed to pour into roads. Everything else, though, will get scrutinized to hell until funding is pulled entirely. Duh.

    #1090304

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    So $142 million. The initial estimates to operate the 3-C corridor were $7-9 million per year with some of the montization programs they proposed (like excursion “wine trains” and selling concessions rights), so the cost of this one project could have operated the 3-C corridor for 15-20 years, based on ridership estimates before upgrades.

    BTW, the 3-C corridor would have been up to 90-110 mph between most of Cols and Cleveland next year (2017) if they had implemented the original plan with the initial line upgrade schedule.

    Lets not even get started on the $2.8 million PER MILE spent on sound walls…..

    When ODOT says they don’t have money for transit they are flat out lying. They just don’t want to give it to anyone but the road contractors who own state gvt.

    #1090365

    tonloc620
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    Remember that the gas tax money has to be spent on roads, only 15% has to go to fund public transit, so when ODOT says they don’t have money for public transit they are correct. We pay two taxes for every gallon of gasoline, one is a federal tax the other is a state tax. All this money goes to DC then is redistributed back to the states after a percentage is allocated to the federal transit authority. The FTA then distributes funds to each state. So until we change the law to appropriate more gasoline tax dollars to transit or the state appropriates more funds from the general fund, funding for transit will remain the same. As an FYI, the state of Ohio allocated $64 million from the general fund at one time and that over the years has dropped to $6 million.

    #1090419

    Ned23
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    Are we anywhere near 15% of the Ohio budget on transit?

    Also I can find no law that says the state gas tax can only be spent on roads. Do you have a citation?

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