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Gas prices down 17 cents in northwest Ohio, southeast Michigan

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Gas prices in the Toledo-area dropped 17 cents over the last week.

A gallon of gas costs, on average, $3.17 in Toledo as of Monday, according to a GasBuddy survey of 315 gas stations. The price is also now 13 cents lower than it was a month ago.

The GasBuddy survey found the cheapest station in Toledo was priced at $2.82/gallon, while the most expensive was $3.39/gallon. Statewide, the range was $2.62/gallon to $4.45/gallon from least expensive to most expensive.

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Toledo’s electric scooters: What’s new?

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VEO electric scooters are once again available to people for the spring and summer in Toledo. This scooter season, you might notice some changes.

In addition to the pedal bike and standing scooter, people now have the option to use a seated scooter. The rides continue to expand accessibility to downtown.

The new partnership between VEO, the city of Toledo, and the University of Toledo adds to this initiative. The university hopes this will tackle a common problem: parking.

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Navigating the total solar eclipse: Safe driving tips

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There is less than a month until the total solar eclipse, with travelers from all over the world expected to come to northwest Ohio to partake in this historic event on April 8.

Kara Hitchens, public affairs manager for AAA, shared recommendations for safe driving during the total solar eclipse.

“At that point, pedestrians will look at the sky, they’re not paying attention to the road or the cars around them,” Hitchens said. “We hope they’re mindful of that, but you as a driver want to be hyper-vigilant and watch out for pedestrians because very likely, they will be looking at the sky during that time.”

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TARTA’s Paratransit Operations Becomes First Public Transit Agency Division to Achieve Certified Autism Center™ Status

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Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority’s (TARTA) Paratransit Operations is now the first public transit agency division in Ohio to earn autism certification.

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority’s (TARTA) Paratransit Operations is committed to providing specialized transportation that enhances community access for people with various needs, is thrilled to announce its recent achievement of becoming a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) marking the first public transit agency department to earn this distinction. This designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to organizations whose staff have undergone autism-specific training to better understand and accommodate the needs of autistic and sensory-sensitive people. The staff’s training with IBCCES ensures that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to offer supportive and accommodating services, enhancing Paratransit Operations division’s role as a crucial link in the community’s infrastructure.

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Gas prices continue to drop in Toledo area

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Gas prices in Toledo have fallen 9.8 cents in the last week, marking three straight months of a consistent descent in price.

A gallon of gas costs, on average, $2.71 in Toledo as of Monday, according to a GasBuddy survey of 315 gas stations in Toledo. The price is also now 43 cents lower than it was a month ago.

The GasBuddy survey found the cheapest station in Toledo was priced at $2.49/gallon, while the most expensive was $3.09/gallon. Statewide, the range was $3.79/gallon to $2.19/gallon from highest to lowest.

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Toledo gas prices continue falling, now well below $3 per gallon mark

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The average price of a gallon of gas in Toledo has fallen for the 12th week in a row, marking three straight months of consistent descent in price.

A gallon of gas costs, on average, $2.80 in Toledo as of Monday, 11.1 cents lower per gallon than last week, according to GasBuddy. The price is also now 44.8 cents lower than it was a month ago. The GasBuddy survey found the cheapest station in Toledo was priced at $2.59/gallon, while the most expensive was $3.29/gallon. Statewide, the range was $4.45/gallon to $2.39/gallon from highest to lowest.

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Gas prices continue to fall in the Toledo area

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The average gasoline price in Toledo has fallen to $2.92 per gallon, which is a 6.6 cent decrease from last week.

As of Monday, Dec, 4, 2023 the prices of gas in Toledo are 16.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and 44.4 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago.

Prices in Toledo range from $2.68 per gallon to $3.16 per gallon. According to GasBuddy, price reports, the national average price of diesel fuel has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon.

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Toledo Express Airport working to add more airlines for travelers

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he Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport and Toledo Lucas County Port Authority held a public open house to showcase extensive future plans for travelers.

At the event, organizers showed how the airport is doing and what its plan is for the next 20 years. The main topic that was on attendee’s minds was adding more airlines and flight destinations.

Veteran Sonia Trotter came to the open house with her mother, Margaret Castillo, to find more information regarding what’s happening with the airport. When Trotter was in service, she would visit her family in Toledo often.

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Toledo Public Schools announces new Electric Vehicle Center

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools said Wednesday it will break ground on a $5.7 million Electric Vehicle Center on the Toledo Technology Academy (TTA) campus.

TPS Superintendent Romules Durant said the project is a team approach and was spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, who secured $1.25 million in federal funding for the new center.

“For America to remain a leader and for Toledo to be at the center in the new propulsion age and the new age of clean energy and power, we have to educate to the future,” Kaptur said.

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Ohio to install dozens of electric vehicle chargers along popular highways

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OHIO — Ohio will use federal funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program to invest in electric vehicle chargers over the next five years.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, around 53,000 Ohioans have registered an electric vehicle. While it’s a small percentage compared to drivers with a fuel powered car, the number continues to grow with ODOT reporting a 50% increase in electric vehicle registrations from July 2022 to July 2023.

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