Montrose, Ohio — Cars and truckloads packed at the Montrose Auto Transport Terminal as officials prepare to move some 6,000 vehicles through the center of the county on Tuesday.
The move comes as the county’s unemployment rate continues to rise, a rise that has been spurred by the economic downturn.
The unemployment rate is now at a 13-year high of 7.7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Gov.
Ted Strickland said the new vehicle transfers are necessary to provide better service to the citizens of the surrounding area.
“We have a long way to go to restore our jobs, but we are making tremendous strides,” Strickfield said.
“We have already seen an increase in business activity, and we expect this to continue. “
This morning, we are pleased to announce that we will open up the Montsoures Center to public vehicles, including trailers, semis and SUVs, to bring these jobs back to the area,” Strickerfield said in a statement.
“We have already seen an increase in business activity, and we expect this to continue.
In addition to the vehicles that will be moving into the Montesoures center, we will also be expanding our vehicle transfer program to include pickups, vans and sport utility vehicles.”
The move to the Montesseau Center is expected to last from about 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., according to Montrose County officials.
They say they hope to have vehicles moving out of the facility by 8 a.ms. Tuesday.