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Message from Beth -- January 26, 2023


Message from Beth -- January 26, 2023

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) received a federal grant to study revenue alternatives to replace or otherwise supplement the motor fuel user fees collected in Ohio. The ODOT Revenue Alternatives Study is using this grant to recommend next steps needed to pilot and implement an alternative user-based revenue program in Ohio. Beth Easterday, ACEC Ohio President, co-facilitates the External Advisory Committee EAC which will not set policy but provide input and advice with additional public outreach and targeted surveys completed by the project team. The goal of this study is to determine long-term, sustainable revenue sources to replace the current motor vehicle user fee. Revenue Sources being reviewed: Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fees, Direct Usage Fees (mileage based), Indirect User Fees, Externality Fees, and Other Fees.

Beginning January 1, 2023, the department is seeking public input on revenue alternatives. To take the survey, please log onto the website at  This is an important part of the effort to recommend a solution to address the funding needs for transportation in Ohio.  If you would like more information on this study, the ODOT project team will be presenting in person to the ACEC Ohio Transportation Committee Meeting on February 9th at 2:00pm, all ACEC Ohio members are welcome to attend.

If you should have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.


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