The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is accepting grant applications for Section 5310 federal funds.All applications should be sent electronically to Mark Paine by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2015.  Click here for a copy of the  OKI Specialized Transportation Program Application.

If an applicant’s Section 5310 proposed project will operate in a public transit system’s operating area, a letter from the appropriate public transit system is required. Click here for FY 2015 Transit Contact Information.

All agencies requesting Section 5310 federal funds must be listed in the OKI Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. If your agency is not listed, a Survey Form should be filled out and e-mailed to Mark Paine to be included in the Coordinated Plan. All requests to be included in the Coordinated Plan must be received by Friday, January 9, 2015.

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Cincinnati, OH – The clock is ticking on the safety of the Brent Spence Bridge. In a few short years, the bridge’s ability to safely transport commuters, families, tractor-trailer trucks has significantly worsened. Press reports of experts comparing the collapsed Minneapolis bridge to the condition of the Brent Spence Bridge are chilling.

Those who avoid the bridge because they fear for their safety are not alarmists; they are realists.

At issue is do we build a new bridge sooner and cheaper. This report is a game changer. Delay will mean more dangerous incidents and a greater risk that the next accident or piece of concrete that falls will lead to a tragedy. The report is not political rhetoric, it is a scientific statement that our safety is at more and more at risk. (more…)

 

Our very own Travis Miller and Emi Randall appeared on Dan Hurley’s Newsmakers program this past Sunday(6/29) on Local 12.  They discussed our ‘How Do We Grow From Here’ campaign. You can view the video here.  If you have not had a chance to take the survey, we need to hear from you!  Visit www.howdowegrow.org

 

OKI Insurance Committee has selected Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency to provide Insurance Brokerage Services beginning August 15, 2014 or sooner if necessary for purposes of obtaining quotes for the October 1, 2014 renewal.

 

June 12, 2014 – The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has selected Lorrie Platt as Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs, effective June 16.  Mark Policinski, CEO of OKI, made the announcement.

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Cincinnati, Ohio – Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Board President and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune announced today the award of more than $53 million to be distributed to 25 transportation projects within southwest Ohio.

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Strikes Balance between Existing and Future Needs Employing Multi-modal Solutions

Cincinnati, Ohio – The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Board of Directors today approved the OKI Kenton County Transportation Plan, setting the strategies needed to create a seamless, integrated, multi-modal transportation system that efficiently, economically and reliably moves people and goods throughout the county.

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The following are Prequalified Vendors for the Clean Air Program:

  • Cumulus
  • NCM Media Networks
  • Hubbard Interactive
  • Clear Channel
  • Time Warner Cable
  • WCPO
  • Enquirer
  • NKY Magazine
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • TANK
  • Business Courier
  • The Spanish Journal News
  • Cincy Magazine
 

MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005 and continues the requirement that Metropolitan Planning Organizations prepare an annual listing of projects, including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, for which Federal funds have been obligated in the preceding year under 23 U.S.C or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53. The following tables and maps provide information on transportation projects located in the Ohio and Indiana portions of the OKI region that were obligated for spending using federal funds during state fiscal year 2014–July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Any questions or comments may directed to Mark Paine of the OKI staff at mpaine@oki.org. Download the 2014 List of Obligated Projects Report