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Ohio DOT Looking to the Public for Answers
Alison Grant reports that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking public input "about the importance of public transit in the future of Ohio cities."
"It's conducting five regional meetings in October to hear from civic leaders and planners, and then will draft recommendations to better analyze and deliver services."
ODOT's role in the state's transportation system is, of course, critical. "Ohio supports a network of 28 urban and 33 rural transit systems. In 2012, Ohioans took 115 million trips using ODOT-funded public transit systems. Nine percent of Ohio households, or about 1 million Ohio residents, are without a car."
The meetings will help guide ODOT set long term goals for transportation despite funding levels that are among the lowest in the country.