New Environmental Requirements Change Federally Funded Projects

If you’re applying federal funds to build infrastructure or facility projects in the state of Ohio, your project may require surveys to safeguard protected species. The new environmental protocols released this year require that professionals approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources or the United State Fish and Wildlife Service conduct surveys for federally […]

Changes in Transportation Funding Will Affect Local Metropolitan Planning Organizations

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that beginning next year they will be changing the way federal transportation CMAQ funding is distributed to Ohio’s 17 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and four large cities outside MPO areas, will be managed. The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, provides funding to transportation projects […]

ODOT Changes Left-Turn Arrows in Ohio

It may be a subtle change, but left-turn signals are changing for motorists in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the process of updating 643 left-turn signals at nearly 400 intersections to comply with federal regulations. Today, when you use a designated left-turn lane, the signal transitions from a green arrow to […]

Make Way for Bicycles

If you could get to where you wanted to go without using your car, would you do it? As part of a series of interactive workshops, Larry Sack, P.E., a senior traffic engineer and complete streets advocate, educated community leaders and public officials on how they can integrate bicycles into their roadway systems. Larry’s primary […]

New BUSTR Rules Take Effect in July

Every five years, the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) reviews their rules and regulations. Over the past year, BUSTR has been updating its rules and adding new rules to conform to the Energy Act of 2005.  To help you understand potential impact for you, I’ve listed some of the new information below. Tank […]