The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently outlined the eligibility requirements, eligible assistance, funds distribution, program administration, and application instructions for the Urban Transit Program (UTP).
Unaddressed by the bill is funding for rail, safety, and transit funding. A separate committee, the Senate Commerce, Banking and Finance Committees, will address these issues and add them to the ATIA Act at a later date.
Last January, GOPC provided an update on state counts of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities in 2017. New data shows between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 1,058 people walking in Ohio; the state has been ranked as the 26th most dangerous for people walking.