Sustainable urban growth or moving traffic: Where does ODOT stand?

The Federal Government is giving states a lot of money for transportation projects that promote sustainable development and alternative transit options. However, the rapidity of which the money was given out has caused much of it to go into projects that will increase sprawl. Some people in Cleveland are wondering how much ODOT is looking into building transit that will have a positive effect on the economy versus expanding highways just to help move traffic and possibly subsidize sprawl. Read the GreenCityBlueLake blog posting "A New direction for the Innerbelt" for more information and feedback on this issue.