MORPC Amends 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program to Reflect COTA Changes

January 31, 2020
Comments due February 28

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is amending the State Fiscal Year 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include changes to Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Section 5307 Program of Projects.

FTA’s Program of Projects is a list of projects proposed by transit agencies or other recipients for Section 5307 funding – the Urbanized Area Formula Funding program – which provides funding to public transit systems in urbanized areas for public transportation capital, planning, job access and reverse commute projects, as well as operating expenses in certain circumstances.

“Funding for Central Ohio Transit Authority and Delaware County Transit is always included in the TIP, because they operate entirely within the MORPC transportation planning area.”
MORPC Infrastructure Development Manager Nathaniel Vogt

The planning area includes: 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 Section 5307 funding for the following projects has changed. These changes will be reflected on the March 2020 TIP amendment.

 

Agency TIP ID ODOT PID Change to Section 5307 Funds
COTA 2786 95037 5307 funding increased from $12,895,000 to $13,294,145 for COTA Fields CNG Rehabilitation
COTA 3387 105462 5307 funding for farebox replacement alternative payment system moved to SFY2020 from SFY2018
COTA 3511 107394 5307 funding increased from $6,720,000 to $7,896,000 and moved from SFY2019 to SFY2021

 

To view the complete list of Section 5307 Program of Projects on MORPC’s 2018-2021 TIP, visit morpc.org/tip.

“We’re asking the public to review these projects and provide MORPC with feedback. This way, we can take any comments into consideration before the amendment is adopted.”
MORPC Associate Planner Thomas Graham

Comments on the proposed changes can be submitted by email to tip@morpc.org or in writing to MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Attn: Thea Walsh, by 5 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020.

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