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1 Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Directors Presentation 2010 Conaway Conference Ohio Department of Transportation Ohio Contractors Association

2 2 Ohios historic investments in transportation are igniting the states economic engine : $4 billion in capital and construction ($5 billion in active construction) ODOT will deliver on time, on budget, and at the highest level of quality, the largest construction program in Ohio history - 30% larger than at any other time - with personnel levels at a historic 30 year low. A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation Historic Investment in Historic Times 2010 Conaway Conference

3 3 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Transportation Stimulus for Ohio: $1.5 billion AUTHORIZATION DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2010 $935.7 million 395 stimulus projects TOTAL IMPACT: 21,000 direct, indirect and spin-off jobs 2010 Conaway Conference

4 4 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2010 Conaway Conference $818,888,489 * invested in interstates, roadways, and bridges $131,788,541 * invested in water ports an freight railroads $16,283,517 * invested in bike and pedestrian facilities $200,005,776 invested in urban and rural transit agencies $29,219,450 invested in commercial and general airport $400,000,000 invested in passenger rail * Estimated Amounts

5 5 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Ohio Stimulus-Funded Transportation Projects: Total Hours Worked: 709,193 Total Wages Earned: $22,518, Conaway Conference OHIO

6 6 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation Building a 21 st Century ODOT Modernizing ODOT to meet Ohios 21 st Century transportation needs New Division of Transportation System Development New Office of Multi-Modal Planning New Office of Maritime New Office of Innovation, Partnership and Energy ODOT Economic Development Liaison New Division of Equal Opportunity 2010 Conaway Conference

7 7 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation Transportation Review Advisory Council Advancing Projects in Central Ohio: I-270 Alum Creek Interchange at Rickenbacker I-71 Grove City Interchange at State Route 665 I-70 Added Lanes near Springfield 2010 Conaway Conference

8 8 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation Ohios 3C Quick Start Passenger Rail 2010 Conaway Conference

9 9 A Partnership for Ohios Transportation Future Ohio Department of Transportation Ohios 3C Quick Start Passenger Rail 2010 Conaway Conference Quick Facts on the Quick Start $400,000,000 in federal stimulus funds Ohio was one of just 21 other states to win share of $8 billion in stimulus funds More than 220,000 college students within 10 miles of the eight proposed 3C train stations No state has gone from zero to high speed in one step. Ohios high speed trains will begin with conventional speed passenger rail

10 10 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Taking Action : Creating a 21st Century ODOT Modernizing ODOT to meet Ohios 21 st Century transportation needs New Division of Transportation System Development New Office of Maritime New Office of Innovation, Partnership and Energy New Office of Multi-Modal Planning First-ever ODOT Economic Development Liaison New Division of Equal Opportunity Building the Foundation for a 21 st Century Multi-Modal Transportation System

11 11 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Finding Multi-Modal Solutions: Go Ohio Transportation Futures Plan Go Ohio Futures Plan will help ensure departments investments and planning efforts focus on job growth and economic opportunity, improved safety, system diversification, logistical connectivity and livable communities that attract economic prosperity. The Futures Plan will serve as a compass for future decision making where investments can be most effective in achieving prosperity in Ohio Building the Foundation for a 21 st Century Multi-Modal Transportation System

12 12 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Providing a FAST TRAC: Advancing Projects of State and Regional Economic Significance TRAC to pursue new FAST TRAC procedures to advance Major New transportation projects that are economic drivers, have statewide or regional significance and have committed public and private sector partners. ODOT will designate $100 million over the biennium and a total of $400 million in the financial plan to support FAST TRAC Building the Foundation for a 21 st Century Multi-Modal Transportation System

13 13 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Target: Zero Focus on safety in the workplace, on the construction site and with the traveling public to assure ZERO tolerance for any safety hazard ODOTs increased safety efforts - combined with reduced traveling - have resulted in 16% fewer fatalities on Ohio roadways through the end of November Over the biennium: Establish annual goal of reducing employee injury/equipment incidents by 20% and reducing total crashes on Ohios roadways by 5%. Use new technology to increase safety including piloted use of new edge line/centerline rumble stripes use of reflective back plates on traffic signals and increased use of cable barriers Key Initiatives for

14 14 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Igniting Ohios Economic Engine Pursue job creation, business development and economic growth as hallmarks of ODOTs construction and investment policies and programs Over the biennium: Establish criteria and provide new funding for a FAST TRAC program to advance projects to construction quickly after approval by TRAC Think Ohio First by utilizing ODOTs purchasing power to procure supplies, services, equipment and renewable energies from Ohio-based companies Establish Transportation Development Roundtables Key Initiatives for

15 15 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World All Systems Go Identify critical freight and passenger transportation corridors by mode and prioritize investments to facilitate the seamless, safe, efficient movement of people and goods Over the biennium: Complete the Go Ohio Transportation Futures Plan Measure performance and needs of all modes to a level ODOT performs on roadways and bridges Target additional resources to help stabilize transit services - including $15 million in Green Fleet grants Pursue new federal funding for passenger rail and improved service by Amtrak Key Initiatives for

16 16 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Go with Green Use the best environmentally-sensitivity practices in our operations and pilot new green initiatives as ODOT leads by example in embracing environmental stewardship and reducing energy consumption In 2009, ODOTs highway maintenance crews reduced spraying of herbicides by 98% ODOT snow plows earned Ohio Green Fleets by reducing diesel emissions and using alternative fuels Over the biennium: Upgrade traffic control devices with LED technology LEEDS certification for at least 50% of newly constructed occupied buildings (garages, offices). Key Initiatives for

17 17 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Work Smarter and Get Better Results Improve innovation and project delivery, with a focus on quicker decision making, stronger public and private partnerships, and Smarter Growth strategies Over the biennium: Carry forward the lessons and best practices of investing Recovery Act funds as a guideline to streamline project development, environmental and construction processes. Identify and implement quicker decision- making practices at all levels of the department Key Initiatives for

18 18 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World World Class Business Practices Adopt world-class business practices that assure ODOT approaches its daily operations in a responsible, prudent, innovative and inclusive manner Over the biennium: Maximize ODOTs vigorous budget management and operation quality controls: setting budgets at 95% strict oversight of change orders effective use of materials reducing overtime limiting travel expenses Fully staff a new Division of Equal Opportunity Key Initiatives for

19 19 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World Legislative Strategy Pursue a comprehensive Federal and State legislative agenda to support the departments initiatives and goals Over the biennium: Advocate passage of a new multi-year federal transportation authorization that allows ODOT flexibility in spending federal funds and provides sufficient funding for a robust multi-modal system Collaborate with ODOTs transportation partners to advance a legislative agenda focused on reliable funding for all modes of travel and shipping Key Initiatives for

20 20 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World In the Business Plan, the cumulative effects of high construction cost inflation, adjustments needed to address maintenance and preservation shortfalls, and past over-programming created a forecasted deficit of $3.5 billion for through the year During the past two years of the Strickland Administration, ODOT has cut the projected shortfall by $2 billion through Solid Financing Foundation

21 21 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World As a member of Team ODOT, SERVICE is my commitment: S afety First: I will focus each day on safety: my own, my teammates, our workplace, our work practices, and our customers – the traveling public – with a Target: Zero goal for any and all safety hazards; E very Partner: I will remember that partnership is the key to success and help all members of Team ODOT succeed, along with all our public and private partners; A New Pledge to Serve Ohioans

22 22 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World As a member of Team ODOT, SERVICE is my commitment: R espect for My Customers: I will bring a positive attitude to everything I do, remembering Ohioans are my customers and deserve respect, prompt and effective solutions, and the best return on their investment of tax dollars in our transportation system; V alue of My Job: I will commit myself fully every day to be a productive and safety-conscious member of Team ODOT, and in return, be given meaningful, valuable work and treated without discrimination; A New Pledge to Serve Ohioans

23 23 ODOT Business Plan Moving Ohio into a Prosperous New World As a member of Team ODOT, SERVICE is my commitment: I ntegrity: I will conduct myself with honor, integrity and professionalism by following the highest ethical standards; C lear Communication: I will communicate with everyone respectfully, clearly, honestly, effectively, and timely; and E ye to the Future: I will always look for and welcome new ways to assure ODOTs continuous improvement through partnership, innovation, wise investment, technology and environmental stewardship. A New Pledge to Serve Ohioans


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