MORPC is Central Ohio’s regional council of more than 80 members comprised of counties, cities, villages, townships, and regional organizations. We take pride in bringing communities of all sizes and interests together to collaborate on best practices and plan for the future of our growing region. We do this through a variety of programs, services, projects, and initiatives that help improve the quality of life for everyone in the Central Ohio region.

Core Areas


As the public agency that conducts the transportation planning process in Central Ohio, we serve as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Columbus urban area. This means we identify where and how transportation investments occur in the region – specifically within the MPO boundary. Outside of the MPO, we are working with several Central Ohio counties to do similar planning as part of a rural planning organization.

Federal Regulations Related to Metropolitan Planning Organizations

MPOs, like MORPC, conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process. That process primarily results in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Planning Work Program (PWP) guides the day-to-day planning work to develop these products.

The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration visited with MORPC officials for its re-certification in September 2018. A public listening session was held, and the presentation slides mentioning MORPC’s transportation-related programs and services can be viewed in PDF format here.

There are many factors to consider in connecting people, goods, and services in smart and safe ways. That’s why having a strong process of public involvement is not only required but also important to us. We’re uniquely positioned to influence the region’s growth patterns by promoting multimodal transportation choices including roadways, bicycling, walking, and public transit. We work closely with the Central Ohio Transit Authority, Delaware County Transit Board and other agencies as we address the transportation challenges of our region.

View MORPC’s Public Participation Plan


We collaborate on environmentally and economically sustainable practices, opportunities, and tools that support regional growth and vitality in the region. This is why we are dedicated to carrying out programming in the areas of air quality, water quality, energy conservation, efficient land use, urban revitalization, and alternative transportation.

Data & Maps

Data is an important driver in making informed decisions. As a regional resource for data and maps, we work collaboratively with communities throughout the region to provide current, accurate, and comprehensive information.

Government Affairs

Our team is hard at work advocating on behalf of the region in the halls of the Ohio Statehouse and U.S. Capitol. We work closely with civic leaders and partner organizations to prioritize the aspirations of our local communities and communicate those aspirations to elected and appointed officials.

MORPC Membership Map
MORPC 15-County Area Map with MPO and RPO Boundaries

Local governments or other regional organizations in the 15-county region that are interested in MORPC membership may contact Eileen Leuby at 614.233.4135.

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