Kasich will make turnpike announcement at Austintown truck dealer
AUSTINTOWN — Gov. John Kasich, who has considered leasing the Ohio Turnpike will make an announcement Thursday at Cerni Motors in Austintown about a “new highway funding strategy and turnpike plans,” according to an email from his office.
The email states the governor “will announce new strategies for filling Ohio’s $1.6 billion highway funding deficit.”
The Columbus Dispatch reported today that Kasich will not try to lease the turnpike and instead look to generate money for state infrastructure work by leveraging the turnpike by issuing new debt against it or redirecting toll revenue toward non-turnpike road projects.
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