CORPO Designated as Regional Transportation Planning Organization
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC’s) partnership with seven counties in the non-metropolitan areas of the region to provide transportation planning products and services is now official.
Because of its experience in transportation planning, MORPC has been working with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and officials in Fairfield, Knox, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties to provide transportation planning products and services through the Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization (CORPO).
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine designated CORPO as an Ohio Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) in a letter to MORPC Executive Director William Murdock last month.
The designation makes CORPO the sixth RTPO in the state, and it follows CORPO’s development of a regional, long-range transportation plan last year.
Like the urban areas of Central Ohio, these counties envision a transportation system that is connected, safe, well maintained, accessible to all users, environmentally sustainable and supportive of economic vitality.
With RTPO status granted, MORPC is able to continue to assist both the CORPO counties and ODOT with statewide planning, including the development of a short-range transportation improvement program (TIP) and the coordination of transportation planning with other planning partners.
Those seeking more information about CORPO can contact MORPC Principal Planner Mike Borger at email@example.com or 614.233.4155.