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Thornwood Crossing bridge project awaits funds from infrastructure bill

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NEWARK -- The dream of a semi truck-friendly economic development corridor from Ohio 16 to Interstate 70 could become reality in a few years. The last remaining piece of the puzzle is a $15 million connection from Thornwood Crossing to Thornwood Drive in Newark, bypassing the crumbling Showman Arch Bridge on Cherry Valley Road with a new bridge over Raccoon Creek on a new roadway. Congressman Troy...

Supply chain leaders call for the bipartisan passage of Drive-Safe Act

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National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and American Trucking Associations (ATA) were among 117 organizations urging Congress to pass the DRIVE-Safe Act in a letter sent to the country’s transportation leaders last week. They say the legislation provides a remedy to the nation’s growing shortage of truck drivers by promoting opportunity and enhancing safety training for emerging members of the truckin...

Bipartisan legislators reintroduce bill strengthening financial security for infrastructure projects

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U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), along with U.S. Sens. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Troy Balderson (R-OH), reintroduced legislation Monday that would increase the financial security of federal infrastructure projects. The bill, Promoting Infrastructure by Protecting Our Subcontractors and Taxpayers Act of 2021, would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to en...

Bill to Allow Younger Interstate Truck Drivers Reintroduced

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A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who are under 21 to cross state lines after completing safety training and apprenticeship opportunities. Under the proposed Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, after a drive...

Bill seeks to advance transportation system technologies

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Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) recently reintroduced the Strengthening Methods to Advance Research and Technology (SMART) in Transportation Act, which he would bolster transportation system technologies. “Throughout our history, central Ohio has always led our country in smart mobility and advanced transportation research,” Balderson, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, ...

Balderson Reintroduces Legislation to Advance Transportation System Technologies

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today reintroduced legislation to spur innovation, improve efficiency, and promote advanced technology in America’s transportation systems. The Strengthening Methods to Advance Research and Technology (SMART) in Transportation Act, would foster a safer, more efficient national transportation system by authorizing key U.S. Department of Transportation ...

Balderson Refutes Report on Ohio Energy Industry: “Oil and Gas Create Hundreds of Thousands of Well-Paying, Steady Jobs for Ohioans”

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ZANESVILLE – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) is refuting claims made in a new report by think tank Ohio River Valley Institute stating that “22 counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia responsible for 90% of Appalachia's oil and gas production saw their share of the nation's jobs, personal income and population all decline,” according to the Columbus Dispatch. Balderson and a group of k...

Balderson Reintroduces Legislation to Support Use of Local Aggregates in Construction

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WASHINGTON – Congressmen Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Greg Stanton (D-AZ) have reintroduced their bipartisan legislation that would promote the use of local aggregate resources such as stone, sand, and gravel in construction projects to reduce costs and bolster local producers. The lawmakers previously introduced the Rebuilding Our Communities by Keeping Aggregates Sustainable (ROCKS) Act in the 116t...

Balderson to Remain on Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure Committees for 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH) today announced he will remain on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 117th Congress. He previously sat on both committees during the 116th Congress, most recently being tapped for the Agriculture Committee in July 2020. “Ohioans have an ally in me—someone to champion the needs of thei...

House Passes COVID Relief, Government Funding Package That Includes Multiple Balderson Priorities

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan, bicameral appropriations legislation that authorizes $900 billion in targeted COVID-19 relief for American families, hospitals, small businesses, schools, local governments, and more. The legislation includes multiple of Congressman Troy Balderson’s (R-OH) top priorities, including the ability for small businesses to deduct Pa...

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