Ohio commits $10M to forecast future transportation needs

States are preparing for significant disruption in the sector in the coming decades.
Traffic backs up as a Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through a crossing in downtown East Palestine, Ohio, Thursday, June 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R) administration is preparing to gaze into a crystal ball it hopes will reveal the state’s transportation needs over the next 30 years, so planners can better prepare to meet them.

Cambridge Systematics, a Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in transportation modeling and analytics, has been selected to lead the $10 million study that will begin next month.

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