Transportation Bill, Minus 75-mph Speed Limit, Set For Vote

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State senators plan to give final approval to Ohio’s transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.
The $7 billion spending blueprint lays out transportation and public safety priorities for the two years beginning July 1. The bulk of the money goes to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The speed limit change was among several made during legislative compromise talks. The increase would have made Ohio only the second state entirely east of the Mississippi River to have such a high limit. The other is Maine. A total of 16 states, mostly out West, have at least a 75 mph speed limit.
Auto club AAA was against the idea.