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Ohio Launches $1.5 billion 'Jobs & Transportation Plan'

GasBuddy Blog -- Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials announced last week a first-of-its-kind plan to generate approximately $3 billion for highway road construction without leasing the Ohio Turnpike and without layoffs to Turnpike employees.

They say that the 'Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan' would generate $1.5 billion in new funds for Ohio highways from bonds issued by the Ohio Turnpike Commission and backed by future toll revenues. Up to an additional $1.5 billion could be generated from matching local and federal funds coming to a combined total of approximately $3 billion for Ohio’s major highway construction projects.

Most of us live in states where the cost of essential new infrastruture...


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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 9:02:24 AM

I kept seeing government jobs are popping out to help the economy. I understand the logic behind it but without the private sector, who do you think is funding all of these projects? And since government is leading the planning and budget, I am pretty sure it will be very cost effective!!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:06:16 PM

That sounds good.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 1:43:39 PM

Repeat.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 1:42:31 PM

It would be nice if private business did that instead of it the gov't. always doing it.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 1:38:05 PM

Ohio Launches $1.5 billion 'Jobs & Transportation Plan?'
There are No 'toll roads' here but it sounds like this will keep the jobs and the roads in good condition too!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 1:28:28 PM

Not holding my breath
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OldMan322
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 1:11:07 PM

Hope it works, this plan needs federal 'OBAMA' funds; good luck
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:56:58 PM

It does keep the economy flowing.
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julius1st4
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:56:21 PM

Goood for OHIO. Backward planning will make sure that the "Consumer" will pay for this.
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alleycatMO
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:55:21 PM

Hmmmmm
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Bonito
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:55:12 PM

Kasich is pushing to be a President????? In Ohio we have an I on him and his tricks! He doesn't care about education or any Ohio people unless they can help him achieve his goals which is searching for POWER!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:44:27 PM

Infrastructure spending always creates jobs.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:39:25 PM

Sounds good. Keep the economy flowing.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:38:13 PM


Old mews.
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bigrigAZ
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:35:52 PM

Sounds good. I'm sure tolls will help there too. No reason to go to Ohio anymore. Can't imagine how high the tolls will go. If there is more jobs it would be worth it for the people who live there.
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Sam195
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:35:36 PM

They are building more toll roads in So. Cal too.
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WTG!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:31:13 PM

Interesting
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Kent54
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:29:41 PM

It's a tax, but at least a tax paid by future users of the toll road + some of that yummy matching Federal money. Good plan Governor Kasich!
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Taxes, fees...what's the diff
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Got to love those ear marks...
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Go conservatives...........
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Sounds like that states finances are pretty good...I guess with the fracking boom going on there.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:22:22 PM

Kasich will try to take all the credit for the economy improving.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:16:07 PM

Infrastructure work is very important and puts paychecks in the hands of workers as a bonus.
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If you recall your history, his program did work and put some people back to work.
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Isea11
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His promise did not fail, if you recall your history, it did put people to work and keep us from getting deeper into the ressision.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:14:16 PM

Old News
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:10:26 PM

The proof is when the work boots hit the ground and people are actually working. We heard this before with Obama's promise of "Shovel Ready Jobs" that failed!!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:10:07 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:09:46 PM

Hope it works...& spreads
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Be careful borrowing too much
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:07:13 PM

Good to see the government of Ohio investing in the state's future. This must infuriate the Republicans.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:07:11 PM

Hope it works!
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:07:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:06:12 PM

Ok again
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:03:12 PM

Why not use the road taxes already paid??????
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:01:50 PM

this story has run a couple days >>
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:01:10 PM

What does this have to do with the price of gas?
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 12:00:44 PM

in the news sounds like a plan...
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:58:27 AM

wait and see...
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:56:48 AM

I have the strangest feeling of deja vu...
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:55:17 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:54:57 AM

What do you think "new funds" and "future toll revenues" mean...?
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:54:23 AM

Great we need more people working.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:53:46 AM

Glad one state seems to be working well
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:51:25 AM

Good but old news
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:51:09 AM

Thanks
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:49:39 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:49:02 AM

Good Luck Ohio :)
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