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CORPO Designated as Regional Transportation Planning Organization

November 14, 2019

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 RTPO designation provides for the MORPC Rural Planning Organization Committee, consisting primarily of local elected officials, and the Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct an ongoing regional transportation planning process focused on promoting and enhancing the CORPO region’s economic, social, and natural environments.”
Letter from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

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 or 614.233.4155.

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