Gongwer is reporting that Kasich’s ODOT Director Jerry Wray is trying to renege on the Governor’s promise to spend 90% of any bond money generated by the Turnpike in Northern Ohio.
The Governor has proposed saddling the Ohio Turnpike with $1.5 Billion in new debt to fund transportation projects around the state, but he’s promised almost all of that money would be spent in and around the Ohio Turnpike.
Kasich’s ODOT director Jerry Wray disagrees.
“There are a lot of projects there on our list that are from northern Ohio,” Director Wray said. “So my hope is – and I hope the governor agrees with me – that we don’t set some sort of arbitrary number or percentage, but that we look at how are we going to benefit the transportation system in this state.