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Nighttime view of Cincinnati, Ohio skyline

Cincinnati Gets Serious About Pedestrian Safety

A new in-house team dedicated to pedestrian safety at Cincinnati City Hall and a new complete streets ordinance are some of the changes underway in Cincinnati.

January 17, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

RTA train at above-ground platform in Cleveland, Ohio

Study: Cuyahoga County Suburbs Ready for TOD

The growth of transit-oriented development in the Cleveland region is being hindered by zoning codes that limit housing density and excessive parking requirements that drive up construction costs, new research suggests.

January 8, 2023 - Cleveland.com

Three bridges span the Ohio River between Covington and Cincinnati.

$1.6 Billion for Ohio River Bridge Included in Latest Federal Grant Announcements

The Biden administration this week spanned the country to announce over $2 billion in grant funding for bridge projects.

January 5, 2023 - The White House

Sunset view of downtown Youngstown, Ohio over a bridge

Hometown Bike Share Company to Launch in Youngstown

A Black-led, family-owned company is bringing e-bikes to the Ohio town.

January 3, 2023 - Next City

Red "Vote Here" sign with white text and arrow pointing left on green lawn next to curb

The Crucial Role of Suburban Voters in the Midterms

Suburban voters were instrumental in preventing a 'red wave' on Election Day and on December 6 in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff election, enabling the Democrats to win a 51st Senate seat.

December 25, 2022 - CNN

Boarded-up facade of vacant brick building in CIncinnati, Ohio

Ohio to Demolish Thousands of Vacant Buildings

The state is funding a $150 million effort to raze blighted buildings to accelerate revitalization.

December 13, 2022 - The Center Square

View of snowy Union Station building in Cincinnati, Ohio

Ohio Debates Expanded Rail Service

The state has the chance to apply for a piece of $2.3 billion in federal funding to improve and expand Amtrak service.

December 11, 2022 - Governing

Downtown Cincinnati

Cincinnati Approves Complete Streets Policy

The city will now require its department of transportation to consider bike and pedestrian facilities when planning new projects or improvements.

December 6, 2022 - The Business Journals

Cleveland, Ohio

Cuyahoga Riverfront Redevelopment Announced

The $3.5 billion project aims to revitalize the historic waterfront with new mixed-use developments.

December 5, 2022 - Spectrum News 1

Dayton, Ohio

As Remote Work Persists, Ohio Cities Brace for Tax Revenue Losses

Cities like Dayton expect to see a reduction in income tax revenue as more remote workers begin paying taxes to their home jurisdictions.

November 29, 2022 - Dayton Daily News

Cincinnati Multi-Modalism

Cincinnati Streetcar Sets Monthly Ridership Record

The Cincinnati Streetcar, now known as the Cincinnati Connector, has come so far.

November 13, 2022 - Cincinnati Enquirer

Nighttime view of Cincinnati, Ohio skyline

Affordable Housing Construction Costs Outpacing Tax Credits

Builders in Ohio warn that, without intervention from Congress, tax credits meant to support affordable housing construction won’t keep up with rising costs and demand.

October 26, 2022 - WVXU

Nighttime view of downtown Columbus, Ohio over freeways with fast-moving traffic

Visualizing Columbus Before Freeways

A new project uses historical records to reconstruct what Columbus neighborhoods looked like before freeways displaced them.

October 19, 2022 - The Columbus Dispatch

Site plan for CHEERS shoreline project

Cleveland Resilience Project Approves Design Contract

The plan to protect Cleveland’s waterfront from storm damage got a boost as the Port approved a $3.75 million design contract.

October 16, 2022 - Cleveland.com

A map shows four proposed transit routes into and out of Cincinnati.

Bus Rapid Transit Planning Underway in Cincinnati

A nine-month bus rapid transit planning process, one of the key components of the Cincinnati region’s “Reinventing Metro” long-range transit plan, launched recently.

September 29, 2022 - Cincinnati Business Journal

A view of Downtown Cleveland and the Cuyahoga River as pictured from a downtown high-rise building.

Cleveland Launches New Master Plan to Connect Downtown to Lake Erie

Dual, cooperating studies are underway in Cleveland to reimagine the connections between the city's downtown and lakefront.

September 27, 2022 - Cleveland.com

Solar panels in a green field

Local Control for Solar; State Preemption for Oil and Gas

A solar energy facility planned for Fairfield County, Ohio is in critical condition after local governments express their displeasure.

September 2, 2022 - Ohio Capital Journal

One of the "Guardians of Traffic" in Cleveland, a scuplture of a large figure adorning a bridge in Cleveland. Downtown Cleveland is in the background.

Cleveland Ready for Vision Zero

Cleveland is working to become the latest U.S. city to set a goal to eliminate traffic fatalities.

August 30, 2022 - The Plain Dealer

Wind turbines on farm in Paulding County, Ohio

Ohio Counties Can Now Ban Renewable Energy Projects

A new state law allows counties to deny wind and solar projects in their jurisdictions, and at least ten counties have already moved to implement bans.

August 26, 2022 - Cleveland Scene

A view over the tops of the historic brick buildings of Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Ends Parking Requirements in the City’s West End

The West End neighborhood of Cincinnati is home to 6,000 residents but only one dine-in restaurant.

August 24, 2022 - Cincinnati Business Courier

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