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.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is launching its first-ever pedestrian and bicycle policy plan — Walk.Bike.Ohio — to address growing interest in active transportation among Ohioans. This plan will guide active transportation policies and program investments in the state for years to come.
Politico Magazine recently featured a report on Seattle and the investment the state, city and region around Washington state’s largest city has made in mass transit alternatives. As the article notes, Seattle hasn’t banished cars, nor is it seeking to do so. Instead, it is seeking to create a balanced, multimodal system that can accommodate all forms of transportation. The transitions happening in Seattle can serve as an example for cities across Ohio.