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Leader Sykes statement on $105 million state investment in public transit

Says Democrats played key role in historic funding for Ohio communities
October 29, 2019
Democratic Newsroom

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement today following the announcement of nearly $105 million in funds for public transportation agencies across the state to improve operations and mobility throughout Ohio.

“I’m proud of the work Democrats did to ensure this historic investment in public transportation in our state. We cannot live up to Ohio’s promise of better lives, better jobs and brighter futures if everyday Ohioans don’t have the means to get there. With this funding, our state will be able to grow and build more opportunity for working people and families to share the road ahead toward a brighter future and greater opportunity for all.”

Leader Sykes also announced more than $2 million in state funds to the METRO RTA, which serves communities in Akron and Summit County.