Air Quality Program

Our Air Quality Program strives to make Central Ohio’s air safer to breathe, and to protect public health and reduce pollution when air pollution levels are high.

MORPC keeps the public informed about local air pollution levels by offering air quality forecasts for the region, and we issue air quality alerts when pollution levels are expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups of people.

Stay in the know

  • Click here to sign up for air quality alerts and forecasts to get air quality information sent straight to your phone or inbox.
  • Call the air quality hotline at 1-888-666-1009 to get the latest forecast in English and Spanish.
  • Follow MORPC on Facebook or Twitter to see posts during an air quality alert.

Take action

  • Take action on Air Quality Alert days and throughout the year to improve air quality and protect our community’s health.  Download our air quality actions tip sheet here.

Use sustainable transportation options

  • Register for Gohio Commute and explore your commuting options. By registering you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home program in the event that you are stranded at work in the case of an emergency.
  • Take the bus – check out COTA and DATABus.
  • Bike or walk to nearby destinations. The Central Ohio Greenways and Columbus Metro Bike Map provide information on suggested walking and biking routes.
  • Use the CoGo bike share service.
  • Use the Zipcar car share service
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