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'Go Build' Campaign to Launches National Website

Nov 28, 2017

Written by Jim Parsons, ENR

Go Build America, an industry-driven, image-building program set to launch nationally in December, aims to succeed where those other initiatives have fallen short."

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Civil Rights Transportation Symposium Scholarship

Nov 28, 2017

In celebration of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium, (3) Three $1,000 scholarships  will be awarded to (3) individual students currently enrolled in a post high school education focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) related fields. The Civil Rights Transportation Symposium Scholarship focuses on broadening the number of individuals in the management and operation ranks of the engineering and transportation industry. Students will be selected by submitting an essay describing how the Civil Rights Act has impacted the transportation industry and the role it will play in the future; application and supplemental documentation.    
Students must meet Scholarship eligibility requirements to be considered.  Deadline for this scholarship is 11:59pm on February 16, 2018.  The Scholarship awards will be presented April 11th , 2018. Click here for Scholarship Guidelines and Scholarship Application.
Employees and their immediate family members of the Ohio Dept. of Transportation are not eligible for participation. Should you have any questions regarding the Civil Rights Symposium Scholarship or the 2nd Annual Civil Rights Transportation Symposium, feel free to contact Maria directly.

Maria R. Davila, IMBA
Northeast Ohio Regional Outreach Manager 
ODOT Office of Outreach
1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
O: 216.584.2003 C: 614.230.1316


U.S. Ports Warn that Tax Bill May Raise Project Costs

Nov 22, 2017

According an article in The Maritime Executive, The American Association of Port Authorities is worried that Congress’ ongoing tax reform plans could have a profound effect on financing for port infrastructure projects.

The House version of the Republican tax reform package – which was approved by the full House this week – would eliminate this exemption, which currently covers about $20 billion in bond financing for local projects ranging from schools to wastewater systems to wharf improvements."

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