Daily News Briefs, February 6, 2024

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Ohio Turnpike And Highway Patrol Expose Risks Associated With Speed And Distracted Driving

The Blade reports, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (OTIC) and the Ohio State Highway Patrol spotlighted highway safety risks and efforts to curb dangerous driving during a presentation at last weekend’s Toledo Auto Show. Agency representatives described the close connection between roadway casualties and unsafe behaviors such as excessive speeding and distracted driving. OTIC Chief Engineer Chris Matta said improper lane changes and failing to maintain a safe following distance are the primary causes of turnpike crashes. He also urged motorists to be mindful of highway workers’ safety and welfare, especially during inclement weather. The highway patrol announced it will be conducting data-directed, high-visibility patrols this year focused on the distracted driving problem.

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Ohio Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission

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Eno Webinar Will Examine Current Transportation Project Debt And Its Implications

Tomorrow, February 7, at 1:00 PM EST, the Eno Center for Transportation will host a free 45-minute webinar on transportation infrastructure project debt. A panel composed of Fitch Ratings’ Scott Monroe, Moody’s Baye Larsen, WSP executive Scott Trommer, and Caitlin Devitt, a reporter for The Bond Buyer, will explore “the impacts of mounting debt on public agencies and their private partners,” including the question of whether current borrowing levels are so high that project delivery is affected. The panel will also discuss sustainable funding solutions. Online registration is supported.

Company and Agency Financial Issues And Reports Economic & Social Considerations Affecting Transportation Eno Center for Transportation Fitch Ratings Infrastructure Investment Trends Moody's Investors Service

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