The Columbus-Pittsburgh Corridor Committee directed its members Friday to begin discussions about creating a toll road between the two major cities.
The committee, which represents the seven Ohio counties along the route, asked its members to talk with county commissioners, mayors and other governmental leaders about potential support for such a funding plan.
The goal of the committee, which met Friday at Longaberger Golf Club, near Hanover, is to complete a 160-mile, four-lane, limited-access highway connecting the two major Midwest cities.
Notice that no Pennsylvania counties are represented on the committee. Does Pittsburgh pay attention to what is going on across the border? Now would be a good time to shed the bunker mentality and look for economic growth opportunities beyond downtown and Oakland.