COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Senate passed a transportation budget bill Wednesday that will direct additional funds to local governments for road improvement.
The $7.8 billion budget sends an additional $48 million in funding over the next two years from the existing motor fuel tax to counties and municipalities to improve local roads. This is above the $124 million proposed by the Kasich Administration.
"This bill makes critical investments in infrastructure, improving roads and bridges throughout the state of Ohio," said Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina). "The bill also makes improvements in government efficiency and includes key changes to make Ohio a more attractive place to do business."
The bill also reauthorizes the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program, a construction initiative designed to provide resources for county bridge projects.
The bill unanimously passed in the Senate and now proceeds to the Ohio House of Representatives for concurrence.