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Ohio Governor Announces $100 Million Boost for Public Transportation


Columbus, Ohio (February 13, 2024) – Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jack Marchbanks unveiled a significant investment in the state’s public transportation system, allocating over $100 million to support 383 projects across Ohio.

This funding aims to ensure equal access to opportunities by addressing transportation barriers for Ohioans who rely on public services to reach jobs, education, and healthcare.

Funding Breakdown:

  • $39 million for rural transit operations.
  • $37 million for various projects in both rural and urban areas, including regionalization, technology improvements, service expansion, and workforce initiatives.
  • $8.7 million to enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
  • $8.6 million to support projects connecting residents to employment opportunities.
  • $5 million for capital improvements to public transit systems in rural areas.
  • $4.6 million for regional and local mobility management projects.
  • $3.3 million to address intercity bus transportation needs.

Governor DeWine emphasized the importance of this investment: “We are improving the quality of life for Ohioans who depend on public transportation… Transportation is not a barrier to opportunity.”

Director Marchbanks echoed this sentiment: “These grant funds target the core of ODOT’s mission: making transportation accessible, especially in our rural communities.”

This initiative reflects the state’s commitment to modernizing and expanding public transportation, ensuring Ohioans have reliable and efficient options to connect with essential services and economic opportunities.

Additional Notes:

  • Funding comes from state general revenue and federal grants.
  • Specific project details are available through ODOT.