Ohio Legislature adds language forcing decisions on Eastern Corridor

The current language, which has been vetted by Jerry Wray, Todd Portune and Rep. Brinkman, requires ODOT to make a “report of advancement” on the Eastern Corridor by the end of this year.  ODOT will have to decide whether it is moving forward with plans for the new highway, and will have to recommend a preferred alignment so that the public “can respond to something.”  The bill will not direct unspent funds back to Cincinnati, but Jerry Wray will send a letter to Hamilton County officials promising that the funds would indeed be spent here if the Eastern Corridor highway does not proceed.