Greater Ohio Policy Center today released three research briefs highlighting the numerous benefits government collaboration can bring to local jurisdictions and the Ohio Department Transportation (ODOT). Developed with financial support from the State of Ohio, these objective reports examine potential statewide cost savings through:
- facility and equipment sharing between local governments and county engineers,
- facility integration in counties with a large number of garages owned by ODOT and the county engineer, and
- modifications to ODOT’s service delivery and fleet management at the county level.
GOPC’s reports estimate that taxpayers statewide could save over $99 million over the next ten years by replicating local shared purchasing programs currently underway or by implementing commonsense reforms to the way service delivery is administered by ODOT and local governments. GOPC developed these reports in coordination with the Center for Community Solutions as part of a larger research package on shared services opportunities in Ohio.
GOPC is a longtime advocate of right-sizing local government in order to encourage regional decision-making that considers economic development and land use in ways that best benefit Ohio’s metro regions. These reports outline how our communities can maximize resources and improve the quality of our government services.