Rep. Bob Gibbs Pushes for Stark County Infrastructure Improvements

July 25, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) released the following statement on his support for the Stark Mahoning Transit projects going before the Ohio Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC).

“On Monday July 22, 2013 Gov. Kasich unveiled his Jobs and Transportation Plan that includes a $3 billion investment over the next several years in Ohio’s infrastructure.  I wrote to the TRAC Board Members yesterday to show my encouragement for this project.  

“The two projects outlined for the Stark County area are essential to the City of Canton’s economic growth. I’m glad to join Mayor Healy in support of both of these programs because of the benefit they will provide to Stark County’s roadways and transit facilities and help Canton look to the future regarding Eastern Ohio’s energy industry boom. I look forward to TRAC’s approval to put Ohio on the path for increased job creation.” – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)

The comprehensive transportation plan outlines areas of need throughout the state, two of which are in Stark County. The plans for Stark County are as follows:

  • Stark County-Stark Mahoning Transit –Utility relocation to accommodate upgrades to the transit facility and route. Total project cost is $6,300,000. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2014, which keeps the project on schedule.
  • Stark County-Stark Mahoning Transit – To improve transit facilities and route access. Total project cost is $18,600,000. Construction date under Jobs and Transportation Plan is 2015 and without this plan would not have started until 2024. Time saved is 9 years.