From the Executive Director

Executive Director's Update

March 2019

The March update features a new TV commercial about the RIDESHARE Program celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.  The video is available through the Full Article link below. The update also includes photos from the National Association of Regional Councils’ conference in Washington D.C. and MVRPC staff at the Women’s Transportation Seminar at the Dayton Regional STEM School. Click Read Full Article for the Executive Director’s Update for this month. Read full article

February 2019

This month’s update features the new Arts and Culture Regional Profile. MVRPC staff compiled this summary of the local arts and cultural assets, arts vibrancy and engagement, and the economic impact of the arts in the Miami Valley to provide a snapshot of this Region's burgeoning arts scene. This month's update also includes a profile on a new MVRPC staff member and on the newly-appointed ODOT Director. Click Read Full Article to learn more about these topics and more. Read full article

January 2019

Overall, 2018 saw many areas of growth for MVRPC. Specifically several new organizations and jurisdictions were engaged in regional efforts through the new Greater Region Mobility Initiative (GRMI), the Equity Initiative, and Sustainability Roundtables. Each topic attracted a new group of stakeholders dedicated to expanding collaboration and improving the Region. Launched in 2018, the GRMI is a pilot program focusing on developing a transportation coordination plan for a nine-county region. The Equity Initiative and Sustainability Roundtables both focused on improving residents’ quality of life by addressing existing problems and working together with residents, community leaders, and organizations to make improvements.

We look forward to the New Year and to Shaping Our Region’s Future TogetherRead full article

December 2018

Eleven local entities will be awarded grant funding through the Specialized Transportation Program, also known as the Section 5310 - Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program. The funding, totaling close to $750,000, is made available through the Federal Transit Administration and is designed to improve transportation options for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. A large portion of the funding requested will be earmarked for the acquisition of ADA-compliant vehicles to serve the growing demand for handicap-accessible transportation service throughout the Region. The complete Program of Projects is available at mvrpc.org/specialized-transportation-program. Read full article