Public Invited to Review Population and Employment Projections for 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
To determine future transportation needs, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has prepared population and employment projections to be used in the 2020-2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Projecting future land use, and the number and location of people and jobs, helps identify and prioritize where transportation and mobility improvements are needed.
The population and employment projections were prepared for the following seven-county area: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties. This is the area for which the MORPC travel demand model is used to forecast travel and where detailed data are required.
The 2020-2050 MTP is developed for the MORPC transportation planning area including Delaware and Franklin counties, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County, New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County and Jerome Township in Union County. The Plan includes highway, pedestrian, bikeway, and public transportation facilities including improvements identified by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Federal funding may be sought in the future for projects included in the MTP. The MTP, which is for horizon year 2050, will consider effects upon low-income and minority residents and will include an air quality conformity analysis.
The 2050 Population and Employment Forecast can be viewed on our website at www.morpc.org/mtp2050.
Please submit comments in writing to MORPC, 111 Liberty St, Ste 100, Cols, Ohio 43215, Attn: Maria Schaper, by 5 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.