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.
As energy prices remain high and our state’s economy continues to sag, Ohio needs clean, green, and economically viable transportation options more than ever. Our state is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and the transportation sector produces about one-third of this pollution. Forced reliance on the automobile puts greater financial stress on Ohio families, increases oil dependence, damages the environment, harms public health, and limits the mobility of citizens, particularly seniors, students, the disadvantaged, and the disabled. Meanwhile, Ohio spends less than 1% of its transportation dollars on public transit. Visit our Transportation Committee page to learn more about our efforts and how to get involved.
Transportation - Latest News
September 13th, 2011
Does anyone ever feel like a salmon swimming upstream against the swift current of the automobile? I know I do, and I have a feeling that I am not the only one. In the United States, our transportation system has left those of us that want more options beyond the automobile high and dry. It has been more than 100 years since the first cars were sold in the US, and the automobile is still king. Read More
May 20th, 2011
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to change the language and criteria for assessing TRAC (Transportation Review Advisory Council) projects. The proposed changes will further limit the likelihood that projects that expand transportation choice and reduce congestion and emissions will be funded.