Cities Lose Out on Transportation Funding

The New York Times reports that across the nation cities are not getting their fair share of transportation stimulus dollars.

The county’s largest metropolitan areas are getting less than half the stimulus money, although two-thirds of the country lives in large metropolitan areas.

Featured is Ohio where Cleveland’s proposal to spend $200 million to repair the deteriorating Inner-Belt bridge was sidelined because of concerns about deadlines.

Cleveland's Inner-Belt Bridge: currently closed to heavy trucks because of concerns about stability.

Cleveland's Inner-Belt Bridge: currently closed to heavy trucks because of concerns about stability.

Now Ohio’s largest project is the Nelsonville bypass. Nelsonville, by the way, is a town of a little over 5,000. The project is being sold as a plan to speed transportation through Appalachia.

Sounds like a Bridge to Nowhere.

Transportation planning in Ohio is a joke.

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One response to “Cities Lose Out on Transportation Funding

  1. Hey now. Be nice to us transportation planners in Ohio. 🙂

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