Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
The bill proposing a $1.5 billion Turnpike bond has been approved by the Ohio House, reported by 13 ABC News. This bill will increase the speed limit for those traveling on the Ohio Turnpike, bringing the state in line with most of its neighbors that are already at 70 mph.
The Toledo Blade explained that the budget increase for the Ohio Turnpike will also bring a total of $3 billion for construction projects on the highway and bridges, and will also create 65,000 jobs. The Blade also included a quote from Ohio Senator, Tom Patton explaining, “The true winners of this are the people of the state of Ohio. We are guaranteeing road safety. We are improving highways. We are expanding highways.”
Governor Kasich promised that tolls would be frozen for a decade with this bill, but the final version of the bill allows the turnpike commission to break that promise if it is necessary, reported the Toledo Blade.
Attorney Charles Boyk commented on the bill saying, “I believe that this bill is a good thing for Ohioans. It not only brings the speed limit to what most of the other states near us are at, but also will fund projects that will keep the roadways safe for drivers.”