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People gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington.
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Five state employees have filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming their rights have been violated by being required to pay union dues.

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Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties due to heavy rains that damaged roadways in June.

The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
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It's about to get more expensive to register your vehicle in Columbus.

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There are some big changes in the transportation budget passed by the House compared to the proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said an 18 cent gas tax hike is needed to maintain and repair Ohio’s roads.

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Feb 25, 2019
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Drivers could be paying more at Ohio gas pumps this summer. Governor Mike DeWine has proposed an 18-cents-per-gallon tax increased to help fund road and bridge maintenance and construction. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that state faces a $1 billion annual shortfall moving forward without the tax. 

Today on All Sides, the gas tax and more on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable.

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Ohio’s top transportation official told state lawmakers that drivers could face serious dangers on roads and bridges. His testimony comes in advance of a report expected Friday that’s likely to recommend a gas tax increase.

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The road ahead is rough for the Ohio Department of Transportation, according to the agency’s director.

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The money to pay for ODOT's big road construction projects has run out. So Gov. Mike DeWine has put together a panel to make recommendations on where to find more money - and he wants them to work fast.

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In 2018, 1,065 people were killed in a traffic-related incident. That's a nine-percent decrease from 2017 when 1,177 people died. Last year was the first time in five years that the state saw a drop in fatalities.

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A coalition of business leaders and local elected officials say there’s no money for big road construction projects in the transportation budget that will come out next month, so lawmakers have to at least consider the possibility of raising the gas tax.

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The roads are is expected to be busy this Thanksgiving holiday. The number of travelers on Ohio’s roads is expected to be the highest in more than a decade.

New directional arrows have been popping up on area exit ramps, along with wrong-way signs at lower levels more in-line with where impaired drivers tend to look.
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Ohio is trying something new in an effort to stop drivers from going the wrong direction on highway exit ramps.

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Two Ohio Department of Transportation workers were hospitalized but are expected to survive after being hit on Interstate 71 near Orient early Tuesday morning.

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DriveOhio, Gov. John Kasich's innovation center for new technology within the Department of Transportation, launched a three-year, $5.9 million study this weekend to see how drones can be integrated to monitor roadways.

A self-driving car by Waymo on the road.
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We are likely still a generation away from seeing self-driving cars as the main mode of transportation. But for the Ohio Department of Transportation, the future is now.

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