The Ohio Department of Transportation announced a $15 million direct investment to purchase 41 clean-fuel buses throughout the state that will benefit 11 local and regional transit authorities. The investment includes $2.65 million for the Cincinnati region that will purchase three hybrid electric/diesel 40-foot buses for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and two diesel 40-foot buses for the Clermont Transportation Connection.
We have long believed that the world in which we live has been the result of individual choices made by free people. But Vishaan Chakrabarti contends that government policies have forced us here, and he has a vision for how and where the country should be going.
City Council is expected to vote today on whether to approve $64 million in bonds toward funding the Cincinnati Streetcar. Providing this local funding greatly increases the likelihood of receiving federal funding for the remainder of the cost of the project. Cincinnati was passed up in the first round of TIGER funding due to a lack of local financial support. Several additional federal funding sources are available, including one specifically targeted at urban circulator projects such as streetcars.
The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati received federal approval last week for its green infrastructure plan to address 1.5 billion gallons of combined sewer overflows into the Mill Creek. The plan is being viewed as a national model.
In an ever globalizing economic system, it becomes increasingly more important for metropolitan regions to have a strong international airport that not only provides...