Senator: 50k Ohio transportation jobs at risk

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Senator: 50k Ohio transportation jobs at risk

Dayton Business Journal — Unless the federal transportation jobs bill is reauthorized, Ohio will lose an estimated $1.4 billion in investment and more than 50,000 jobs will be in jeopardy, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

On Wednesday, Brown called for passage of the bill, which he said would jump start critical infrastructure projects.

“We built the best infrastructure in the world, but have watched it crumble for decades,” Brown said. “That’s why the Senate’s bipartisan Surface Transportation Bill Reauthorization is so important — it provides greater flexibility for states to repair aging bridges and roads while putting people to work strengthening our nation’s economic competitiveness.”

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