COLUMBUS—Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) and State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), Chairman of the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee, today released the tentative hearing schedule for the transportation budget process in the Ohio Senate.

“Transportation issues touch the lives of all Ohioans," said LaRose. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft a transportation budget that invests in Ohio's diverse transportation infrastructure to enhance prosperity and improve safety for Ohio’s families.”

The first day of the transportation budget process will feature informal testimony provided by the directors of the Ohio Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, Public Works Commission and Development Services Agency. 

The Senate will begin formal hearings on the transportation budget following its passage by the House of Representatives, which is expected next week. 

Senate Transportation Budget Hearing Schedule

Week of February 27
  • Agency Testimony: Tuesday, February 28, beginning at 9 a.m.
Week of March 6
  • Agency Testimony (if needed) and Public Testimony: Tuesday, March 7
  • Public Testimony: Wednesday, March 8
Week of March 13
  • Public Testimony: Tuesday, March 14
  • Public Testimony: Wednesday, March 15
  • Public Testimony: Thursday, March 16 (if needed)
Week of March 20
  • Public Testimony: Monday, March 20
  • Public Testimony: Tuesday, March 21
  • Committee Vote: Wednesday, March 22
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