Stakeholders

The Regional ITS Architecture resulted from the consensus input of a diverse set of stakeholders, encompassing traffic, transit, public safety, and many other operating agencies at local, state, and national levels. It includes both public and private sectors and spans the organizations that manage, support, or are impacted by the surface transportation system, with particular focus on agencies that operate transportation systems in the region.

StakeholderDescription
Archived Data UsersRepresents agencies and individuals who use the various forms of archive data in the region.
Berkshire Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Berkshire.
Berlin Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Berlin.
BexleyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Bexley.
Blendon Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Blendon.
Bloom Township(FAI)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Bloom.
Brown Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Brown in Delaware County.
Brown Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Brown in Franklin County.
Canal WinchesterRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Canal Winchester.
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)COTA is the primary provider of public transit services in central Ohio. COTA operates under an agreement authorized in 1974 by the Franklin County Commissioners and the City Councils of Bexley, Columbus, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Whitehall, and Worthington. COTA’s existing level of transit services is funded through a 0.50 percent local sales tax, federal and state assistance, and fare box receipts. The majority of the funding (80 percent) is generated from the local sales tax. The agency's finance, planning, and transportation divisions all contribute to COTA's ITS services.
City of Columbus Department of Public ServiceThe Columbus Department of Public Service provides a variety of basic services to residents of the City of Columbus, including trash collection, parking management and enforcement, snow removal, and pothole patching. The Department also maintains roadways, supervises design of street improvements and street resurfacing, oversees construction of wheelchair ramps, guides installation of sidewalks near elementary schools in Columbus, and inspects public and private construction projects. Installation of street signs and signals, selection of traffic-calming measures, and implementation of other traffic engineering projects also fall to the Service Department. Through Paving the Way, the Public Service Department provides central Ohio road construction information, including information on detours around major projects. The Public Service Department operates the Traffic Management Center for traffic signal operations and hosts ODOT's Columbus Metropolitan Freeway Management System. The Department also manages on-street parking through parking meters and enforcement of parking regulations.
City of Columbus Fire DepartmentThe Columbus Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the residents of the city of Columbus. The Columbus Division of Fire is geographically divided into seven battalions each of which is directed by a Battalion Chief. Among these seven battalions there are thirty-one fire stations equipped with thirty-one engine/medic companies, two engine companies, sixteen ladder companies, thirty-two medic transport vehicles, five rescues, hazmat vehicle, bomb unit and seven EMS supervisors.
City of Columbus Police DepartmentThe Columbus Police Department patrols the City of Columbus. The Department provides the following services through its Patrol section: Rapid response to all emergency calls; Routine district patrols; Traffic law enforcement; Traffic accident investigation; Routine response to general calls for services; Crime prevention/suppression techniques; Special event management; and Bicycle patrol.
Clinton Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Clinton.
Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA)The Columbus Regional Airport Authority oversees the operations of Port Columbus, Rickenbacker and Bolton Field airports to deliver high-quality, cost-effective and coordinated aviation and logistics services for Central Ohio.
Columbus Traffic Management GroupAll stakeholders working together in the Traffic Management Center (ODOT and City of Columbus).
Concord Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Concord.
County AuditorsCounty Auditors provide road centerline files.
County EMAsThe Emergency Management Agencies (EMA) are responsible for coordinating countywide emergency and disaster planning, education, warning, response and recovery to minimize the adverse impact on area residents and property. Each county has their own EMA.
DelawareRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Delaware.
Delaware Area Transit Agency (DATA)DATA is the Delaware Area Transit Agency. DATA is the public transit service provided by the Delaware County Transit Board. The transit board is a seven member governing board established by the Delaware County Commissioners under section 306 of the Ohio Revised Code. The county commissioners are the appointing authority for the board members. The citizens of Delaware County own and operate the public transit system through the Delaware County Transit Board.
Delaware CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Delaware County.
Delaware Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Delaware.
DublinRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Dublin.
Etna Township(LIC)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Etna.
Fairfield CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Fairfield County.
Financial InstitutionsFinancial and banking institutions that play a role in the transfer of funds for fare collection as well as for other fee based transportation services.
Franklin CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Franklin County.
Franklin County EMAThe Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Office coordinates countywide emergency and disaster planning, education, warning, response and recovery to minimize the adverse impact on area residents and property.
Franklin Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Franklin.
GahannaRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Gahanna.
Genoa Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Genoa.
Grandview HeightsRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Grandview Heights.
Grove CityRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Grove City.
GroveportRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Groveport.
Hamilton Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Hamilton
Harlem Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Harlem.
HilliardRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Hilliard.
Jackson Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Jackson.
Jefferson Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Jefferson.
Kingston Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Kingston.
Liberty Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Liberty.
Licking CountyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of Licking County.
Local Fire DepartmentsThis stakeholder group generically describes all fire departments within the region.
Local Maintenance and Construction ProvidersThis group represents all regional departments that provide roadway and utility maintenance and construction services.
Local Police DepartmentsThis stakeholder group generically describes all police departments within the region.
Local Traffic Management GroupThis group provides traffic, emergency, and engineering management to its respective city or village.
Madison Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Madison.
Marlboro Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Marlboro.
Mid-America Freight CoalitionMid-America Freight Coalition is creating a multi-state Regional Truck Parking Information and Management System (TPIMS) that will include the MORPC region.
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is a voluntary association of governments serving Ohio in the areas of housing, transportation, water, land use, zoning, environmental and technology issues. It assists local governments by providing innovative solutions for the many challenges facing the growing Central Ohio region. MORPC is also the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation services in central Ohio.
Mifflin Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Mifflin.
National Weather ServiceGeneral weather information available from the National Weather Service.
New AlbanyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of New Albany.
Norwich Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Norwich.
Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS)The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) provides centralized services, specialized support and innovative solutions to state agencies, boards and commissions as well as local governments and state universities. The department procures goods and services, delivers information technology, and performs a variety of other services, including administering the Multi Agency Radio Communications System (MARCS) throughout the state of Ohio.
Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS)The Ohio Department of Public Safety serves and protects the safety and security of Ohioans through eight divisions: Administration, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, Highway Patrol, Investigative Unit, and Office of Criminal Justice Services. One of its tasks includes obtaining all crash data for the State of Ohio.
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)To seamlessly link Ohio’s highways, railways, transit, aviation and port facilities, ODOT will promote a world-class, integrated multi-modal transportation system that is efficient, cost-effective and reliable for all of the state’s citizens, businesses and travelers.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is a state agency whose goal is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance with environmental laws. Ohio EPA establishes and enforces standards for air, water, waste management and cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances. It also provides financial assistance to businesses and communities; environmental education programs for businesses and the public; and pollution prevention assistance to help businesses minimize their waste at the source.
Ohio State Highway PatrolThe Ohio State Highway Patrol strives to protect life and property, promote traffic safety, and provide professional public safety services through 8 offices: Field Operations, Finance and Logistic Services, Licensing and Commercial Standards, Technology and Communication Services, Recruitment and Training, Strategic Services, Investigative Services, and Human Resource Management.
Orange Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Orange.
Oxford Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Oxford.
PataskalaRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Pataskala.
Perry Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Perry.
PickeringtonRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Pickerington.
Plain Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Plain.
Pleasant Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Pleasant.
Porter Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Porter.
PowellRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Powell.
Prairie Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Prairie.
Private Commercial CarriersThis category describes all private companies that provide freight services using commercial vehicles.
Private CompaniesRepresents private companies that provide various transportation information and services to the Ohio DOT and the general public traveling along state roadways. Including towing and recovery service providers throughout the state, including those involved in the Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) developed by the Ohio DOT.
Private Rail OperationsCompanies that operate (freight) rail within Central Ohio.
Private Transit ProvidersRepresents private contractors providing demand responsive transit services or paratransit services under contract. These services may be via taxis, livery cabs or shuttles.
Private Traveler Information ProvidersLocal, regional and national information service providers, such as SmartRoutes or Metro Traffic, that provide travel information to the traveling public (both subscription service and general broadcast information). Includes internet sites, service bureaus, etc.
PublicAny person who uses the transportation infrastructure.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)The PUCO was created to ensure Ohioans adequate, safe, and reliable public utility services at a fair price. More recently, the PUCO gained responsibility for facilitating competitive utility choices for Ohio consumers. The commission regulates providers of all kinds of utility services, including electric and natural gas companies, local and long-distance telephone companies, water and wastewater companies, and rail and trucking companies.
Radnor Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Radnor.
Regional Emergency AgenciesThis element describes all agencies or organizations that provide emergency services to the public.
Regional Event PromotersThese stakeholders support the information exchange/coordination with various special event activities including university sporting events. It also includes groups that promote events, such as a Chamber of Commerce or Visitor's Bureau.
Regional Hospital OrganizationsRepresents hospitals and trauma centers in the region.
ReynoldsburgRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Reynoldsburg.
School DistrictsRegional school districts.
Scioto Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Scioto.
Sharon Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Sharon.
The Ohio State UniversityRepresents the various departments of The Ohio State University. Departments represented include the Department of Public Safety, the Transportation and Parking Services Department, and the Engineering Department. The Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement, security services, emergency management planning and other public safety services designed to enhance a safe and secure environment on campus. Transportation & Parking Services provides services and support to help create and maintain a safe and orderly campus environment for pedestrians and vehicle operators while also providing a broad range of parking and transportation services. Transportation & Parking consists of many different services designed to address the needs of the University community. These include Campus Area Bus Service; Charter Bus services; construction coordination as it relates to impacts to streets and parking areas; Handivan paratransit services; Vehicle rental services for departmental business; motorist assistance for campus customers; parking enforcement and traffic support; parking and vehicle maintenance services; special events management; traffic signal coordination and repair. The Engineering Department provides transportation research utilizing data from the Columbus Traffic Management Center (TMC).
Thompson Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Thompson.
Trenton Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Trenton.
Troy Township(DEL)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Troy.
Truro Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Truro.
TV and Radio StationsTelevision, Radio, and Print Media. Includes TV network affiliates.
Universities and CollegesThis stakeholder represents universities and colleges throughout the state that provide transportation services, coordinate transit schedules with Regional Transit Authorities, and coordinate transit operations with the Ohio DOT and County and City Traffic Management Centers during special events that impact traffic on roadways around university and college campuses. This stakeholder includes, but is not limited to, the following: Kent State University, Youngstown State University, University of Akron, Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, Bowling Green State University, and University of Toledo.
Upper ArlingtonRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Upper Arlington.
Village of AshleyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Ashley.
Village of BriceRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Brice.
Village of GalenaRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Galena.
Village of HarrisburgRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Harrisburg.
Village of LithopolisRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Lithopolis.
Village of LockbourneRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Lockbourne.
Village of Marble CliffRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Marble Cliff.
Village of Minerva ParkRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Minerva Park.
Village of ObetzRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Obetz.
Village of OstranderRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Ostrander.
Village of RiverleaRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Riverlea.
Village of Shawnee HillsRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Shawnee Hills.
Village of SunburyRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Sunbury.
Village of UrbancrestRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Urbancrest.
Village of ValleyviewRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the Village of Valleyview.
Violet Township(FAI)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Violet.
Washington Township(FRA)Represents the various government departments and agencies of the Township of Washington.
WestervilleRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Westerville.
WhitehallRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Whitehall.
WorthingtonRepresents the various government departments and agencies of the City of Worthington.