Transportation projects to be included in stimulus package

Governor Ted Strickland was in Cincinnati last week and announced that Hamilton and Clermont counties will receive $20 million in stimulus money for the Eastern Corridor project.

According to Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, the money will be used for a preliminary engineering and environmental study for a multi-modal program of improvement.

“This money will be used for a study for the eastern corridor that connects I275 and state route 32. This would be a limited access highway to connect 32,” said Humphrey. “They will be looking into a new rail transit service, expanded bus service and a transit highway.”