Transportation Planning, Safety and Feasibility Study Program

Conducting studies and plans help OVRDC assist member counties with transportation issues. The role of OVRDC as a Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) includes the opportunity to assist our member counties with safety and feasibility studies that often will lay the groundwork for larger funding applications and bigger project planning.

Last year, OVRDC coordinated a total of four transportation studies and helped with more transportation studies and plan upgrades than in any other year since we first became an RTPO seven years ago. The next upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP) is accepting proposals until the deadline to submit at 3:00 pm on February 28, 2023, so submit a proposal or contact our office at any time to discuss other available transportation funding. Click on the name of the study below to view the full report.

OVRDC RTPO Transportation Safety and Feasibility Studies



Study Cost


ODOT Share

Local Share 

Study Status




Portsmouth 4th St/Gay St Intersection Safety Study$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete


US22 & Jamison Rd Safety Study$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete

FY 2021

RossRural Transit Feasibility Study$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete
HighlandTransit Plan Update$19,950$19,950$0$0Complete
JacksonBeaver Pike Safety Study$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete
SciotoPortsmouth Seventeenth Street Corridor Safety Study$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete
FY 2020      
AdamsWinchester Speed Study$6,500$6,500$0$0Complete
GalliaGallipolis Corridor Safety/Feasibility$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete
RossRoss Thoroughfare Plan Update$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete
SciotoTraffic Impact Study Airport$21,000$20,000$1,000$0Complete
SciotoScioto Coordinated Transit-Human Services Plan Update$19,900$19,900$0$0Complete
FY 2019      
Highland*Highland County Transit Feasibility Study$20,000$20,000$0$0Complete
PikePiketon Access Management$19,980$19,980$0$0Complete
Scioto*Active Transportation Plan$47,029$0$47,029$0Complete
FY 2018      
PikeThe Mill Road Safety/Feasibility$15,000$10,000$ 0$5,000Complete
SciotoCR503 Safety/Feasibility$46,272$10,000$32,644.80$3,627.20Complete

*Highland County Transit Feasibility Study was used as a preliminary study to help secure $1.1 Million grant award to fund a public transit project serving Highland and Adams Counties.

*Scioto County Active Transportation Plan was used as a preliminary study to help secure $400,000 grant award for an ODOT Safe Routes to Schools grant.

In the Boneyfiddle Historic District of Portsmouth, the WinterFest event drew thousands of people, and organizers of the Scioto County Active Transportation Plan project took the opportunity to collect public feedback on area transportation plans. The importance of public feedback on the draft plans can not be emphasized enough. The transportation plans and studies that OVRDC coordinates depend on the public to share their comments and public comments are always incorporated in the final plan. Please take time to participate when the public comment period is open to ensure your voice is heard.

Success Stories

City of Portsmouth Secures $400K for Safe Routes to School Project

Scioto County Mobility Plan Update 2021  – OVRDC facilitated updates to the Coordinated Transit-Human Services Plan required by ODOT to be completed every four years to remain eligible for transit funding.