Communities that need money for local transportation projects are in luck.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is providing 16 million dollars to local communities for transportation improvements. During the next few months, ODOT will work with local communities to come up with funding needs for two programs – one for small cites, the other to replace local bridges. About 8 million dollars will go to each program.
Four public transit systems serving parts of southwest Ohio are grappling with how to best meet the needs of their patrons.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the four systems in the Dayton area are experiencing growth challenges because of uncertain funding, a need to extend service or increased ridership.
The systems include the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Greene CATS Public Transit, Miami County Public Transit and Warren County Public Transit. They provide more than 11.8 million one-way rides annually. The combined cost for the bus rides is $67.1 million.
Monday’s sudden snowfall is to blame for several traffic pileups on the highways in southwest Ohio and as WYSO’s Emily McCord reports the cold weather can also contribute to hazardous driving conditions.
The development of the railroad system in America was instrumental in the expansion of the nation that took place during the 19th Century. Without the railroads things might have turned out rather differently.
Christian Wolmar has written extensively about railroads. In "The Great Railroad Revolution," Wolmar's scintillating history of the development of the railroad system in America, readers will discover how this crucial expansion of railroads took place.