In January, 2018 The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) was chosen to lead a pilot program named the Greater Regional Mobility Initiative (GRMI). The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) chose MVRPC to lead this project due to its strong history of collaboration and expertise. The GRMI will help create transportation connections for those with disabilities and for older adults in nine counties:
This project has two goals. The first goal is for all Ohio communities to develop a coordinated plan in order to prepare for regionalization. The second goal is to pilot the regionalized coordinated transportation planning process in two Ohio regions; one region that is rural and one that is a combination of urban and rural.
The two-year pilot project is designed to facilitate the transition from focusing on individual counties to a greater region wide project. In the coming years, regionalization will transform the coordinated plan process across the state.
This work on the GRMI project would not be possible without the collaboration of the mobility managers. To learn more about the work our mobility managers do and the areas they cover, click on the following links:
Champaign, Darke, Logan, Miami, Preble, and Shelby Counties: RideLink
Logan County: Logan County Rides
Miami, Montgomery, and Greene Counties: Miami Valley Ride Finder
Preble County: Preble County Transit
Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT) ride scheduler/dispatcher at work.
One of many vehicles in the fleet at Champaign County Transit Systems (CTS).
Preble County Mobility Manager demonstrates wheelchair ramp operation.