The Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) is a nine-member Council chaired by ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks.
The TRAC is tasked with evaluating funding applications that result in ODOT’s largest transportation project investments. ODOT transportation professionals have developed a funding application evaluation analysis to assist in the TRAC’s decision making. Part of the application evaluation includes input from metropolitan planning organizations like MORPC. Therefore, each TRAC funding cycle, MORPC conducts its own evaluation of the Central Ohio TRAC applications that fall within our transportation planning boundaries and prioritizes the applications based on the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan goals and objectives. MORPC then provides the region’s TRAC project priorities to ODOT, which are considered during the project funding selection process.
2020 TRAC Projects
Five projects from our transportation-planning area were submitted to TRAC during the 2020 application period, which was held from June 15 to July 15. Known as “major new” projects, these transportation projects have a total project cost greater than $12 million and add capacity to the transportation system. The proposed projects are located in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties.
In August 2020, ODOT notified project applicants that this TRAC round has been suspended. Therefore, MORPC is no longer soliciting comments on the projects below.
To learn more about the TRAC project applications, please review the following one-page fact sheets:
- Big Walnut Interchange
- Far East Freeway: Phases 2 and 3
- I-270 and US-23 Interchange
- US-33 at Pickerington Road and Allen Road
- Far East I-70 at Taylor Road & SR-256
TRAC received 20 applications from across the state for development or construction of transportation projects totaling nearly $275 million. The five TRAC funding requests made in Central Ohio total $81.5 million.