ODOT breaks down potential local benefit of gas tax increase

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) released a spreadsheet Friday showing the impact of a proposed gas tax increase on Ohio’s cities, villages, counties and townships.

About 40% of the money raised by the increase will benefit local road departments and county engineer’s offices. The amount municipalities receive is based on the number of motor vehicles registered in each municipality. Townships see their funds distributed based on both the number of center-line roadway miles and vehicle registrations.

Money is divided evenly between each of Ohio’s county engineers. The proposal would give each county an additional $1.772 million.

Governor Mike DeWine Thursday proposed an 18 cent per gallon gas tax increase in order to close a billion dollar gap in state transportation funding. The increase would bring Ohio’s total state gas tax to 46 cents per gallon.

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