Oklahoma Legislature cuts transportation budget by $28.5 million
Amanda Bayhi | June 4, 2014
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will experience $28.5 million in cuts in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Tulsa World reports.
The cuts amount to a 5.5-percent reduction — a loss of about $11 million in revenue from gas taxes.
The total budget for 2015, which begins July 1, will be $1.8 billion.
ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson said the agency will likely cut back on equipment spending and may reduce personnel spending and make changes to the state’s weigh stations.
The budget reduction will not cause layoffs or affect ODOT’s existing eight-year construction plan.
MORE FROM News & Analysis
- Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign2173 Views
- Road worker killed while picking up construction cones1331 Views
- The state with the best roads in the country is...943 Views
- Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house585 Views
- 3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones547 Views