Our City Online

Messageboard - Transportation

NOTE: You are viewing an archived version of the Columbus Underground forums/messageboard. As of 05/22/16 they have been closed to new comments and replies, but will remain accessible for archived searches and reference. For more information CLICK HERE

ODOT - News & Updates

Home Forums General Columbus Discussion Transportation ODOT – News & Updates

Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 136 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #427929
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Will ODOT Projects Hit The Brakes?
    By DENISE YOST
    Published: April 22, 2011

    A money problem for ODOT could mean some projects planned in the future are put back on the shelf. There is a wish list for the department that totals about $10 billion. The problem is that it has projected that the department can only afford to spend $1 billion.

    When ODOT starts to put together a wish list of projects, a small group of nine officials called the Transportation Review and Advisory Council shapes what gets the green light and what is rejected.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/apr/22/will-odot-projects-hit-brakes-ar-462730/

    #427930
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    ODOT director: Road project money drying up
    By JOE WILLIAMS
    Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Wray said current Tier One highway projects in Ohio are programmed at 60 percent above available funding. Tier Two projects are overprogrammed by more than 1,100 percent, he said during the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s State of the Region luncheon Thursday, April 21, in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

    READ MORE: http://www.snponline.com/articles/2011/04/27/multiple_papers/news/alltranspo_20110426_1102pm_2.txt

    #427931

    News
    Participant

    Stimulus money gone; highway fund may be next
    By Jessica Wehrman
    The Columbus Dispatch Monday August 29, 2011 7:09 AM

    WASHINGTON — When it became law in 2009, the massive $787 billion economic stimulus promised to help pull the economy out of its slump by injecting a flood of federal dollars into states struggling to stay afloat.

    But two years later, many of the projects are winding down, the economy is still struggling and Congress is in yet another standoff — this one over how best to pay for future road projects.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/08/29/end-of-the-roadwork.html

    #427932

    News
    Participant

    #427933

    News
    Participant

    Federal funding cut could spell more trouble for ODOT
    Business First by Adrian Burns, Staff reporter
    Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Work on a federal transportation bill is set to begin again and anyone interested in infrastructure spending in Ohio should take notice. That’s because federal transportation money funds about 60 percent of Ohio Department of Transportation spending. Given that ODOT said it’s already pushing back projects in the state because of a funding shortage, things are dire.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2012/01/federal-funding-cut-could-spell-more.html

    #427934

    mrsgeedeck
    Participant

    News said:
    Federal funding cut could spell more trouble for ODOT
    Business First by Adrian Burns, Staff reporter
    Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Work on a federal transportation bill is set to begin again and anyone interested in infrastructure spending in Ohio should take notice. That’s because federal transportation money funds about 60 percent of Ohio Department of Transportation spending. Given that ODOT said it’s already pushing back projects in the state because of a funding shortage, things are dire.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2012/01/federal-funding-cut-could-spell-more.html

    I fully admit this is going to be a very (somewhat stupid) lazy question on my part….Don’t we have a gas tax, and if so what does that money get spent on where we rely so heavily on federal funding?

    #427935

    Bruin
    Member

    Most of the gas tax is federal, thus gets sent to Washington, before the money gets distributed via a formula to the state DOTs which spend the funds.

    #427936

    futureman
    Participant

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States

    Federal – 18.4 cents
    State (OH) – 28.4 cents

    For gasoline only.

    And here is the collections numbers for Ohio –

    http://tax.ohio.gov/divisions/tax_analysis/tax_data_series/motor_fuel/mv1/documents/MV1FY11.pdf

    The state collected ~ $1.8 billion in motor fuel taxes for FY2011.

    ODOT’s proposed budget for 2010 was $3.2 billion, for 2011 $2.8 billion.

    http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Legislative/Pages/2010-2011StateTransportationBudget.aspx

    #427937

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    It’s amazing how this country refuses to even maintain our infrastructure, let alone improve it.

    #427938

    mrsgeedeck
    Participant
    #427939

    GreatOutdoors
    Participant

    I fully admit this is going to be a very (somewhat stupid) lazy question on my part….Don’t we have a gas tax, and if so what does that money get spent on where we rely so heavily on federal funding?

    The federal gas tax also hasn’t been raised since the early 90s, so it the monies collected from it haven’t increased in tandem with inflation.

    #427940

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    ^ Or the inflation specific to road projects, which was higher than general inflation since then.

    #427941
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Or we are just building too many roads to maintain

    #427942
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    GreatOutdoors said:
    The federal gas tax also hasn’t been raised since the early 90s, so it the monies collected from it haven’t increased in tandem with inflation.

    Not to mention that since the gas tax is a percentage based on gallons sold, it actually takes a hit as the average fuel efficiency of vehicles increases.

    #427943

    News
    Participant

    ODOT adds another year to delays on local highway projects
    By Robert Vitale
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday January 31, 2012 11:11 PM

    Ohio Department of Transportation officials added another year’s delay today to 18 major highway projects that already were slated for delays of five to 17 years. The extra delays — “really just corrections” to a list released on Jan. 17, according to state officials — would affect all future phases of I-70/71 reconstruction and projects planned to untangle I-270 traffic between Rts. 315 and 23.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/01/31/odot-adds-another-year-to-delays-on-local-highway-projects.html

Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 136 total)

The forum ‘Transportation’ is closed to new topics and replies.

Subscribe below: