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 expected to be July 1, 2021, so be ready to submit a proposal or contact our office at any time to discuss other available transportation funding.

OVRDC RTPO Transportation Safety and Feasibility Studies

County

Project

Study Cost

OVRDC Share

ODOT Share

Local Share 

Study Status

FY 2020
Adams Winchester Speed Study $6,500 $6,500 $0 $0 Complete
Gallia Gallipolis Corridor Safety/Feasibility $20,000 $20,000 $0 $0 Complete
Ross Ross Thoroughfare Plan Update $20,000 $20,000 $0 $0 Ongoing
Scioto Traffic Impact Study Airport $21,000 $20,000 $1,000 $0 Complete
Scioto Scioto Coordinated Transit-Human Services Plan Update $19,900 $19,900 $0 $0 Complete
FY 2019
Highland* Highland County Transit Feasibility Study $20,000 $20,000 $0 $0 Complete
Pike Piketon Access Management $19,980 $19,980 $0 $0 Complete
Scioto* Active Transportation Plan $47,029 $0 $47,029 $0 Complete
FY 2018
Pike The Mill Road Safety/Feasibility $15,000 $10,000 $ 0 $5,000 Complete
Scioto CR503 Safety/Feasibility $46,272 $10,000 $32,644.80 $3,627.20 Complete

*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.