MVRPC Receives Federal and State Funding for U.S. DOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All Program

Dayton, OH – The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) received $480,000 in federal funds to improve safety and help prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The funds are available thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Fiscal Year 2023 Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant program. The program supports the development of a comprehensive safety action plan that identifies the most significant roadway safety concerns in a community and the implementation of projects and strategies to address roadway safety issues. The award is also made possible by the Ohio Department of Transportation Safety Program providing the non-federal match for the project. MVRPC will use the funds to develop and implement the Miami Valley Toward Zero Action Plan for the Region. 

“The Miami Valley Toward Zero Action Plan’s goal is to increase safety for all road users and visitors,” stated Brian O. Martin, AICP, MVRPC’s Executive Director, “This plan’s development process will help us to include greater community outreach and input into making investment decisions for stronger and persistent messaging and safety projects across the Miami Valley Region.”

“In 2019, we set as a priority, the improvement of safety on the highway system throughout Greene County and this is an additional tool in the toolbox to be able to identify, plan and fund safety projects. We appreciate MVRPC taking on this very important project for the Miami Valley region. We look forward to working with MVRPC and our regional partners to make our roads safer so everyone can get home safely every night.”  – Stephanie Goff, P.E., P.S., Greene County Engineer

“This is an excellent example of inter-government cooperation to affect a real difference on the local level.” – Paul Huelskamp, P.E., P.S., Miami County Engineer

“I applaud MVRPC for taking on the application process and management of this Toward Zero Action Plan. This plan will result in identification and funding for numerous safety projects throughout the region. We also need to thank Congressman Mike Turner for supporting the grant.”  - Paul Gruner, P.E., P.S., Montgomery County Engineer

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program supports the U.S. DOT's National Roadway Safety Strategy and the goal of zero roadway deaths using a Safe System Approach. SS4A funding awarded to date will improve roadway safety planning for about 70 percent of the nation’s population. Learn more at

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region.

MVRPC performs planning and research functions for our Region that ensure livable and equitable communities; clean air and water; robust roadway, transit, and active transportation options; and strategic community plans that chart the course for member communities and partners. MVRPC’s Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) involves Preble, Darke, and Shelby Counties. As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.