Consumer group wants questions answered on Ohio Turnpike
COLUMBUS — A consumer-advocacy group concerned about the potential privatization of the Ohio Turnpike wants Gov. John Kasich’s administration to answer a series of questions before making such a decision.
“We are very wary, because we have seen situations in other states [that have privatized their turnpikes] where it very much was not in the public interest at all,” said Tabitha Woodruff, an advocate for Ohio Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG. “We’re very skeptical of any plan that might move forward.”
Kasich and other state officials have long discussed the possibility of leasing the Ohio Turnpike as a means for providing funding for repair, maintenance and new road construction.
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