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Information on the funding situation facing Ohio's transportation infrastructure.
At the same time, Ohio's motor fuel tax revenues have remained relatively flat over the last 15 years because fuel consumption has increased an average of only one-third of one percent a year.
Additionally, electric-only vehicles are increasingly prevalent and are projected to make up as many as one-third of the vehicles on U.S. roads by 2040. Currently, these and other alternative fuel vehicles contribute to the wear and tear on our roads, but pay no (or little) motor fuel taxes.
Not funding critical infrastructure projects puts the health and safety of our citizens at risk.
Deteriorating road conditions lead to more crashes and that more crashes lead to more fatalities. Poor road conditions contribute to about 1/3 of all highway fatalities. When road conditions deteriorate 25 percent, crashes double. When they deteriorate 60 percent, crashes go up by tenfold.
Visit ODOT's GIS system to access dynamic and detailed maps of projected poor state pavement conditions in the years 2025 and 2030, current poor/closed bridges, and current safety improvement priorities. View maps zoomed to Ohio County, Ohio House District, and Ohio Senate District levels and custom toggle the visibility of system layers types.
Due to flat revenues, highway construction inflation, and mounting debt payments, the Ohio Department of Transportation is facing a future where we cannot maintain the quality of the state highway system we have, let alone improve upon it.
Without a change in the revenue available to ODOT to do its job, more roads and bridges will slip into a crumbling and potentially dangerous state.