MORPC Seeks Public Comments on Technical Assistance Program Guidelines

November 1, 2021
Program supports local and regional initiatives

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has opened a public comment period for those wishing to provide feedback on the draft Guide for the 2022 cycle of its Technical Assistance Program (TA Program).

The TA Program provides assistance to eligible MORPC members for community-based planning services that help to advance regional goals and specific strategies identified in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

“As the 2020 Census confirmed, Central Ohio is growing quickly and experiencing demographic shifts that are impacting market demand. As our region prepares to accommodate even more growth, we have the opportunity to plan for a safe, reliable, efficient and accessible multimodal transportation system that serves all Central Ohio residents.”
MORPC Director of Planning & Sustainability Kerstin Carr

The TA Program awards technical assistance services through a competitive application process. Only MORPC-member communities within its metropolitan planning organization area are eligible. The area includes: Delaware County; Franklin County; Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County; New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County; and Jerome Township in Union County.

“With the next cycle of TA Program services, MORPC will provide staff assistance to its member communities with a focus on moving active transportation and transit-supportive elements of our regional plans toward implementation."
MORPC Senior Planner Lauren Cardoni

MORPC staff members will assist these communities with specific services intended to move our region closer to meeting the vision and goals established in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the Active Transportation Plan, the MORPC Complete Streets Policy and the Central Ohio Greenways Vision.

Members of the public are encouraged to comment on the draft TA Program Guide, which can be viewed here. Printed copies are available upon request.

Comments can be submitted by email to or in writing to MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Attn: Lauren Cardoni, by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.

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