Feedback Requested on Regional Mobility Plan

November 19, 2021
Public comments due by Dec. 19, 2021

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has announced that the 2022-2025 Regional Mobility Plan is now available for public review and comment.

The Regional Mobility Plan was developed with nine Central Ohio counties and identifies local transportation needs of people with disabilities, older adults and those with low incomes. The plan will help to provide strategies for meeting those needs, as well as prioritize transportation services and projects for funding and implementation.

Coordinated plans are required by the Federal Transit Administration for counties to be eligible for funding under the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program – Section 5310. MORPC is the designated recipient for Section 5310 funds coming to Delaware and Franklin counties.

“The Section 5310 program provides funding to assist organizations that support our community’s most vulnerable populations. This plan will identify needs in order for the applied funding to have the greatest impact.”
MORPC modal systems manager Mary Ann Frantz

The four-year mobility plan applies to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s human service transportation coordination region 6, which includes Delaware, Franklin, Fairfield, Fayette, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

The goals of the plan include to:

  • Identify community resources for transportation and mobility
  • Understand the gaps and unmet needs within those resources
  • Determine the approach to addressing those gaps and needs
“These plans are regularly updated and are required to involve input from public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers. We’re continuing to work alongside these organizations, local governments, as well as members of the public.”
MORPC mobility planner Lexi Petrella

Public Comment Opportunities

Before being finalized, the Regional Mobility Plan includes opportunities for members of the public to offer feedback on the plan. These opportunities include:

 

Virtual Public Meeting – Members of the public are encouraged to attend an online presentation that will include a question and comment opportunity. These meetings will take place at the following times:

 

Public Comment Submissions – Members of the public may provide comments on the 2022-2025 Regional Mobility Plan. Comments are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 19, 2021 and should be submitted to MORPC Mobility Planner Lexi Petrella by email at apetrella@morpc.org, calling 380.235.1275, or mailing:

Lexi Petrella

MORPC

111 Liberty St., Suite 100

Columbus, OH 43215

 

The draft plan and more information is available at www.morpc.org/mobilityplan. The Regional Mobility Plan is expected to be finalized and adopted in February 2022.

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