MORPC to Host Virtual Open House to Discuss 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

March 27, 2020

Who: MORPC, partners and community members

What: Presentation and high-level overview of 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 3:30-6:30 p.m. – Live presentation at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Accessed online through morpc.org/tip, where more details will be forthcoming

Why: The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) will provide members of the media and the public with the opportunity to preview aspects of its draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program during the virtual open house and provide comments. 

How: Questions regarding the projects may be sent to tip@morpc.org prior to the formal presentation that will occur at 5:30 p.m., or they may be asked during the presentation via the chat/comment feature. 

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a schedule of transportation improvement projects important to the MORPC transportation planning area of: 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. Approximately $1.9 billion in federal, state and local funds will be used between July 2021 and June 2024.

The TIP shows transportation improvements such as highway, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, bridge and other projects that have undergone a federally required air quality conformity analysis. The TIP also includes engineering studies expected to lead to construction in later years. This process also is being used to meet the public participation requirements for the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA’s) and Delaware County Transit’s programs of projects.

The draft TIP is available on MORPC’s website at morpc.org/tip. Comments can be submitted online by e-mailing tip@morpc.org, or in writing to:

Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100
Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 20, 2020. MORPC is scheduled to act on the TIP on May 14, 2020.

Please note: The virtual open house will also feature the Central Ohio Rural Planning Organization’s 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, which applies to Fairfield, Knox, Marion, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties.

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