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White House: Ohio’s infrastructure has ‘systemic lack of investment’

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal




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A fact-sheet promoting the Biden administration’s new jobs plan gave Ohio a less than average score on its infrastructure.

The profile of Ohio said the state has “suffered from a systemic lack of investment” in areas such as roads and bridges, public transportation, drinking water, housing, broadband, child care and manufacturing.

The infrastructure report found 16% of public transportation vehicles are “past useful life” in Ohio, the drinking water infrastructure needs $13.4 billion in additional funding, and a lack of available and affordable housing means 681,000 Ohio renters spend more than 30% of their income on rent.

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