So what does this increase mean to our region? Cities, villages, and townships will see increased funding. Collectively, these communities in Fulton County are expected to receive an additional $1.2 million and in Wood County, an additional $2.9 million in the first year of the increase. Lucas County communities are estimated to receive an additional $7.7 million with the City of Toledo receiving approximately $5 million in the first year. A complete list of the estimated funding to be received by communities is available here.
While not everyone may agree with every aspect of the new transportation budget, it does represent a significant step forward and makes an investment in our quality of life and economic development efforts.
As the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Brian oversees the Chamber’s advocacy and public policy efforts with local, state and Federal governments. With nearly 20 years of experience, he has held positions in state government in the offices of the Ohio Lt. Governor, Ohio Auditor of State and Ohio Treasurer of State. He also worked for the late U.S. Representative Paul Gillmor and in the Office of the Vice President of the United States.