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Should the Ohio Turnpike be run by a private corporation?

Yes 40%
No 59%
2271 total votes


1 valleyred (1097 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Just about the only thing I disagree 100% with Governor Kasich on. We are lucky to have such an asset in our turnpike. I believe we should keep it run by the state.

Continue to work hard to create jobs and the tax situation for our state will figure itself out.

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2 card64inmyrtle (26 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

What ever happened to Then Gov Rhoades promise to the citizens of Ohio that the Turnpike would pay for its self and eventually be free.......could it be that a politician lied to us???? tell me it ain't so.

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3 fattynskinny (195 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

the gov is right....downsize gov/union employees that are paid to run/maintain the turnpike...saves us all alot of money. all expenses included, the state is not making any money on the turnpike...not hard to figure out.

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4 CompMan (125 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The question really does Ohio sell, lease or have a 3rd party manage the turnpike. The last option is to keep the pike and have the Governor appoint a turnpike comissioner to do a better job managing the NE Ohio asset. I vote for better management on the comission. Selling only converts a NE Ohio asset to cash for Columbus to use where ever in the state (read not NE Ohio). Leasing maintains ownership but transfers cost of employees and upkeep from the state for a distant future. The big question is what if the leasee defaults and leave the state worse off. Again lease money of the asset travels south. Having a 3rd party manage the pike only shifts employee burden cost from the state in agreement to manage hopfully at a reduced labor cost. Ohio needs to be reminded that trucking across the Ohio turnpike is the live blood of this nations most important supply chain. That is real power for the future.

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5 commoncitizen (961 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

no bs, and the Ohio turnpike hasn't raised their rates??? Have you driven the PA turnpike ---they ALL have raised their prices because they know the road will be used.

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6 doubled (210 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

dimebag -- good for you -- but I think you're full of $hit...now go over and stand with the other 22% of Ohioans who think it's a good idea.

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7 faith (200 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The Indiana pike is a joke and tolls have doubled there since the sell, it is also going bankrupt. Ohio tax dollars are not used for the pike. In fact, the pike increases tax dollars to the surrounding communities. Don't sell this asset. The one time cash will be spent and a few of our governors friends will get rich. NE Ohio will suffer for decades.

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8 khuz (7 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

fattynskinny- no wonder your user name is an oxymoron.

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9 fattynskinny (195 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

khuz...apparently your job is treatened ...good luck with that..lol

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10 fattynskinny (195 comments) posted 2 years, 7 months ago

typo ...threatened

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