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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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Airport terminals, parking lots packed in Ohio for spring break travel

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CLEVELAND — With many schools currently on spring break, it means many Ohioans are swapping backpacks for luggage and taking to the skies.

But before travelers can escape to their final destinations, they first have to escape the busy Ohio airports.

AAA said spring break travel has surged to pre-pandemic levels, with 158 million Americans planning to fly. That’s an average of more than 2.5 million people a day during the spring break season.

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Ohio takes first step to expand passenger rail

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Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that he has directed the Ohio Rail Development Commission to apply for the first phase of funding to study expanding passenger rail service in Ohio.

The state has identified two corridors to advance for consideration: Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati, the “3C&D line,” and Cleveland-Toledo-Detroit.

“This is the first step of many in this process. We have a lot of questions that need to be answered before we make any commitments,” said DeWine. “The information we gather from this effort will help us make informed decisions about federal opportunities for passenger rail in Ohio.”

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Toledo public transportation offers free rides to Election Day polls

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Multiple public transportation companies will be offering free rides to polling locations on Election Day Tuesday.

Rides will be available through Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, TARTA’s paratransit service, TARTA’s Call-A-Ride service and Toledo Area Jobs with Justice.

“We see giving people a voice in who represents them as just as important as a trip to a place of work or a doctor or any other essential destination,” TARTA Mobility Manager Daniel Hunt said.

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Thinking of taking TARTA instead of driving?

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TOLEDO, Ohio — As gas prices soar, many drivers are looking for options to cut down on driving.

In Toledo average gasoline prices soared 37.5 cents a gallon last week for an average of $4.80, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 315 stations in the city.

Prices in Toledo are 73.8 cents higher than a month ago and $1.88 higher than a year ago. The cheapest station in the city Sunday was $4.54 and the most expensive was $4.99.

For many, these are the highest gas prices they’ve ever seen and the cost of commuting or driving for essential needs such as the grocery store or doctor is becoming unaffordable.

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