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Ohio DOT saves taxpayers millions

GasBuddy Blog -- A recent Ohio Department of Transportation press release highlighted how states DOT's can effectively save taxpayers money through little work, with any savings meaning more money for roads.

ODOT touted, "Continuing a trend of improving efficiency, the Ohio Department of Transportation has, once again, saved millions of dollars and redirected it from its operating budget to major new construction projects around the state. ODOT recently selected DP&L Energy Resources to supply electric to ODOT’s facilities around the state, saving the department $2 million annually."

“With absolutely no cost to taxpayers, we were able to find enough money to pave a 20 mile, two-lane road,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “Those are the...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:47:28 AM

nice job. but 20 miles is a drop in the bucket. I'm sure those who travel it are happy.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 3:43:23 PM

Old post.
dbecks44
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:14:06 AM

Nicely done! Goes to show that there are Michigan grads everywhere. :)
ACES11HIGH
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:51:52 PM

Way to go, Ohio!
melvindale
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 6:20:09 PM

Every state, and the USA federal government, needs to follow their lead.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:30:13 PM

Competition is always good.
chyguy3
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 5:17:44 PM

Naw, tell me it isn't true? A guvment entity saving money? Wow!
cashpayer
Sophomore Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 4:46:45 PM

Just makes a little bit of sense, but I know that's hard to come by in a gummint job.
FJCruiserCA
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 3:39:46 PM

Good job, OH !!!
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 3:27:29 PM

Hope other states follow suit, look for ways to save taxpayer's money.
boldrph
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:11:28 PM

let's see how the road looks in 10 years
OaklandInvaders
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:08:31 PM

Great job, now tell other states to do the same!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:06:19 PM

governer kasich is relly doing a good job at saving money and balancing the budget so it must be working througgh out the state
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:06:10 PM

Good going Ohio!!

Going green is saving them some "green" that will be used to apply some new black and grey pavement.
DRJ
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:03:36 PM

$2 millions in savings doesn't "plug" much of a "$1.6 BILLION budget problem."
mconley1967
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:01:48 PM

Ok
eddyp94
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:01:39 PM

Good for Ohio...
BobbyVA
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:53:50 PM

This article sounds just like Obama's Campaign chief David Axelrod and the lies he spews.
jony
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:51:59 PM

go for it any thing to save the taxpayers, even competitive bidding
HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:51:18 PM

Probably fancy accounting using smoke and mirrors, or even outright LYING to a gullible public. They're taking a page out of Obama's playbook.
LtRTH
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:51:16 PM

Sounds good on the surface. Hope there's no gov't spin going on here.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:48:05 PM

Ohio based Speedway gouges millions
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:47:22 PM

Good
OCTAPA
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:46:24 PM

I thought I've read this artical yesterday.............
thuathienhue
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:45:22 PM

Michigan should take notes or try and hire Jerry Wray.
Caribou2011
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:44:36 PM

Save some more for us now!!
ddgb40
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:44:26 PM

They can do better
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:42:18 PM

..."ODOT Director Jerry Wray" He should run for president.
suzyq2007
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:42:11 PM

this is good for them. we need to do some of this
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:39:31 PM

Not related to gas prices.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:37:38 PM

Good work ODOT!!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:36:06 PM

Ohio DOT send consultants to VA please
divebomber
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:35:59 PM

PD, OLD NEWS!
TopGunn
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:34:29 PM

Doesn't change my cost or mpg.
robaloma
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:32:34 PM

ok
stevekr
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:29:14 PM

Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:28:43 PM

connect the DOT's?
thunderstruck
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:28:23 PM

That's $100,000 per mile. How many union members does it take to fix a road?
bowler360
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:27:10 PM

old
Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:25:39 PM

Competition is good, competitive bidding gets the lowest price.

(Keep posting SteveS2000, your getting close.
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:25:24 PM

maybe other stated could adopt this plan
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:24:12 PM

Only the wealthy areas of town here are getting road maintenance in this town.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:23:51 PM

Ok
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:23:39 PM

lotsa whiners but where are the other states dot stepping up
nice job governor kashich
dlemma
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:23:21 PM

hmmmm....guess that new Republican governor in Ohio has proved to tout efficiency rather than government getting bigger.
SteveS2000
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I want to be a Champion Author like TonyPSU!
DeHavilland
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:18:21 PM

They're cutting back on road maintenance here and it shows, Big time!

I don't mean in the bank account!
19sheldon43
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:18:14 PM

That nice but it doesn't help my bottom line
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:10:12 PM

good
Samo1961
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Not enough, we need more .
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:05:43 PM

old news
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