As Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Jerry Wray observes, Ohio’s transportation network serves a vital role in allowing Ohioans to get to their place of work. In ODOT’s press release from this past April, Wray noted that Ohio’s transportation network “is Ohio’s most valuable man-made asset” and “gives us the ability to move goods to market, get to work, [and] take our children to school.”
Newspapers from across the state have reported on how leaders from these Reinvention Cities are seeking to create supportive state policy that will aide revitalization efforts already underway.
On May 31, the Ohio EPA filed the state’s Beneficiary Mitigation Plan with the VW Settlement Trustee. The plan is now posted online, along with the public comments that were received this past winter.
GOPC’s former Manager of Research and Policy Torey Hollingsworth recently traveled to Muncie, Indiana to participate in Ball State University’s Small Cities Conference.
This past April, Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC) convened a second statewide affordable housing learning exchange at the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) offices. Affordable housing practitioners and advocates from Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo discussed local housing challenges and identified successful initiatives to build on.