Ohio Turnpike http://wyso.org en Kasich Announcing Plan for Ohio Turnpike's Future http://wyso.org/post/kasich-announcing-plan-ohio-turnpikes-future <p>Ohio's governor won't lease the Ohio Turnpike and instead proposes raising $1.5 billion in bonds to fund local road projects.</p><p>Up to an additional $1.5 billion could be generated by matching local and federal funds.</p><p>Republican John Kasich was announcing his plan Thursday. It caps any toll increases on trucks at inflation, freezing rates for 10 years on local trips paid for with an EZ Pass.</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:36:00 +0000 Associated Press 26312 at http://wyso.org Kasich Says Long-Awaited Turnpike Plan Coming on Thursday http://wyso.org/post/kasich-says-long-awaited-turnpike-plan-coming-thursday <p>The governor is hinting strongly that a plan to lease the Ohio Turnpike is coming soon, possibly official by the end of the week.</p><p>Gov. John Kasich has been talking about his turnpike plans for months, but not releasing many hints, other than to say that he considers the toll road an undervalued asset. But he told a group of county commissioners and county engineers to think about the turnpike this way:</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 26211 at http://wyso.org Dem Local Leaders Oppose Ohio Turnpike Leasing http://wyso.org/post/dem-local-leaders-oppose-ohio-turnpike-leasing <p>Democratic local officials opposed to leasing the Ohio Turnpike have announced they&#39;ll do their own study of whether it&#39;s a good idea.</p><p>The leaders from counties across northern Ohio said at news conferences in Cleveland and Youngstown yesterday that they&#39;re skeptical of an analysis planned by the state. They expect it will favor leasing, as proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:07:43 +0000 Associated Press 10907 at http://wyso.org Companies line up to help Ohio unload turnpike http://wyso.org/post/companies-line-help-ohio-unload-turnpike <p><span lang="EN">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio&#39;s highway department says 14 </span><span lang="EN">companies are bidding to help guide the state with the possible </span><span lang="EN">lease of the Ohio Turnpike.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Gov. John Kasich&nbsp;said earlier this month that he </span><span lang="EN">wants to hire a team of private consultants to help the state </span><span lang="EN">determine how to get the best financial bang from the turnpike.</span></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:26:51 +0000 Associated Press 3575 at http://wyso.org Companies line up to help Ohio unload turnpike