Freight Movement: Assessing Where We Are Now and Where We Need to Go

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Freight Movement: Assessing Where We Are Now and Where We Need to Go

Yesterday Mark Policinski, CEO of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments, testified in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Policinski represented OKI and the Coalition of America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors, which consists of over 60 public and private organizations committed to increasing federal investment…

Tax Bill Heads to President’s Desk

A tax reform bill is headed to the president’s desk, but will not receive his signature until early January to avoid mandatory spending cuts from the PAYGO law. Waiting until January pushes the spending cuts that the bill triggers to 2019, including a $25 billion cut to Medicare among other federal programs. While some transportation-related…

MVRPC Receives “SAFETYS” Award from Ohio DOT

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) recently accepted a “SAFETYS” award and $3,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (DOT) for their “Street Smart” pedestrian safety campaign. Launched in 2016, “Street Smart” has presented posters, digital billboard ads, newspaper ads, bus exterior ads, social media posts, and a webpage with safety tips for…

Mayors Get Involved in FCC Net Neutrality Vote Debate

Approximately sixty mayors signed a letter opposing the repeal of net neutrality regulations in anticipation of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Thursday. They fear that the repeal could lead to digital inequality, putting low-income users at risk of getting left behind because they cannot afford the premium Internet speed and availability packages. The…

House Jumps into National Monuments Fight

Last Monday, the president signed two proclamations to scale back two large national monuments in Utah – the 1.4-million-acre Bear Ears National Monument to 220,000 acres and the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to 1 million acres. While the Trump administration maintained that the reduction in land would allow ranchers to be stewards of…

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