Ohio task force seeks opinions about transportation

| Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A transportation task force in Ohio wants your ideas about moving people and freight in the future.

The Ohio 21st Century Transportation Priorities Task Force is collecting public input to help Ohio Department of Transportation officials make decisions on financing transportation in the future.

The Ohio DOT created the 55-member task force from the government and private sectors. Its mission is to “prioritize how the state balances the movement of people and freight, promotes safety and reduces congestion, creates jobs and encourages responsible growth, helps to build sustainable communities, and links all modes of transportation – connecting highways to rail, aviation, water ports, and transit.”

For more information on the task force, visit its Web site by clicking here.

The attention is currently focused on a series of public meetings, including one set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, 110 W. Third St., Dayton, OH.

Other public meetings are scheduled between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • June 4 in Room 135, Walter Hall on the Ohio University Campus, Room 135, in Athens;
  • June 10, Nitschke Hall, University of Toledo;
  • June 11, Ohio University Eastern Campus, Shannon Hall, 45425 National Road, in St. Clairsville;
  • June 12, Ohio Building at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds, 717 E. 17th Ave., in Columbus;
  • June 17, Joseph E. Cole Center, Cleveland State University, 3100 Chester Ave., in Cleveland; and
  • June 23, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St., in Akron.

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