MORPC Funding Priorities Included in State Transportation Budget

    April 4, 2019

    With the state transportation budget now signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine, it will take effect in July with funding priorities of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) included.

    The state transportation budget, House Bill 62, is a two-year funding plan that addresses Ohio’s infrastructure and public safety needs. The legislation is expected to generate an additional $865 million more per year for road and bridge projects.

    “We commend Governor DeWine and members of the Ohio General Assembly for finding common ground to address Ohio’s short-term transportation funding needs. This transportation budget provides local governments with additional funding tools to maintain current infrastructure.”
    MORPC Director of Government Affairs Joe Garrity

    MORPC played an active role during the transportation budget process, advocating for state transportation funding policy recommendations a group of MORPC leaders formulated last year. Some of the notable MORPC provisions included in the transportation budget are:

    • 10.5-cent increase for motor fuel
    • 19-cent increase for diesel fuel
    • Expansion of the permissive vehicle license fee cap by $5 for municipalities and townships
    • $70-million increase of general revenue funds for transit

    More information on MORPC’s government affairs work, including testimony on the state transportation budget, is available at morpc.org/GovAffairs.

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