Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
Help Shape Ohio’s Transportation Network!
October 20th, 2010
The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting interactive workshops to gather ideas for Ohio’s public transportation future. The first workshop will be on Monday October 25 at 5:30pm in Columbus. Other workshops include Cincinnati-Oct. 26, Bowling Green-Oct. 27, Portsmouth-Oct. 28, Cleveland-Nov. 3, Youngstown-Nov. 4, Cambridge-Nov. 9, and Athens-Nov. 10 all starting at 5:30pm. Public transportation will play a critical role in helping reduce our emissions, reduce traffic congestion on our roadways, and will create jobs putting Ohioans back to work. Ridership rates have increased with few options available to move people. Ohio is ranked 12th in the nation for transit ridership rates with 7 major metropolitan areas–all with public transit systems to move people. The workshop will attempt to answer what Ohio’s future transportation system will look like by engaging audience members in discussion. Other goals of the workshop will be to answer where our transportation system should go, and also which investments will keep and bring in new jobs to Ohio as well. Please come out to share your thoughts and ideas to help make Ohio a more viable and competitive state, while building an efficient and effective transportation network! For more information and to RSVP click here.