Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

Surface Transportation Submissions

 

2021 Member Designated Project submissions to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration in Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation

 

Project Name: Electric Trolley Power Distribution System Rebuild

Location of the Project: 4 South Main Street, Dayton, OH 45402

Project Sponsor: Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

Requested Amount: $3,600,000

Purpose: The Greater Dayton RTA is undertaking a 10 - 15 year project to rebuild the Trolley Bus electrical power distribution network, parts of which date back nearly 100 years.  This effort will support the continued use of the unique Trolley buses in Dayton for perhaps another 100 years.  This project helps build communities by ensuring long term public transit availability.  It also helps improve areas by the removal of blighted equipment, replacing it with new, which helps improve the overall appearance of the area.  RTA operates public transit service in Dayton's Opportunity Zones and is a strong partner in efforts to support workforce development and local employment efforts.

Congressman Turner certifies that neither he nor his immediate family has any financial interest in this project. 

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Project Name: East Dayton Rails-to-Trails (Flight Line)

Location of the Project: Dayton, Ohio - The linear trail begins in the City of Dayton's Oregon District at McDonough Street (45402) and ends in Kettering's Delco Park (45429). 

Project Sponsor: City of Dayton

Requested Amount: $2,000,000

Purpose: The East Dayton Rails-to-Trails project completes two gaps in the Miami Valley's regional trial network, connecting Downtown Dayton and the City of Kettering to 350+ miles of multi-use trails. Acquisition of the rail corridor will catalyze design and construction for two sections of trail: a northern elevated trail and parkway, known as the Flight Line, connecting to the Creekside Trail and a southern trail connecting to the Iron Horse Trail.  The Flight Line will transform a blighted rail line into an asset in the historic neighborhoods of Huffman, St. Anne’s Hill, and Linden Heights, while establishing a regional attraction.  Both sections will drive economic development by improving access to regional business and employment centers and by providing a new alternative transit route for thousands of Dayton employees.  The project completes essential recreation connections for all Miami Valley trail users and supports our region’s reputation as the home of the largest paved trail network.

Congressman Turner certifies that neither he nor his immediate family has any financial interest in this project. 

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