Greater Regional Mobility Initiative

In 2018 the Greater Region Mobility Initiative (GRMI) was launched by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) through the support of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).  The GRMI is a pilot project that will help create transportation connections for those with disabilities and older adults within the eight counties listed below:

Champaign Miami
Clark Montgomery
Darke Preble
Greene Shelby

 

The Greater Region will better meet community needs effectively and efficiently by addressing transportation challenges through a regional coordinated effort. Much of the transportation available is based on a single county transit system leading to a fragmented approach and unmet needs.  ODOT recognized there was an opportunity to bring counties together to transform the way we view and fund human service and transportation programs. The GRMI was introduced and the Greater Region Transportation Coordination Plan was developed.

The Plan is a roadmap to building this regional effort in coordinating transportation and positively impacting the mobility for the people who call the Region their home.  It identifies community transportation resources, compiles statistics of the target population, identifies transportation needs and outlines strategies to fill in the gaps and reduce duplications of service.

GRMI FOCUS

Two goals have been completed since the launch of the program:

  1. The development of the Greater Region Transportation Coordination Plan.
  2. The formation of a council to lead the regionalized coordinated transportation planning process.

In the coming years, regionalization is expected to transform the coordinated planning process across the State of Ohio.

If you have questions please call Elizabeth Baxter at 937-531-6538, or email ebaxter@mvrpc.org.  

GRMI Informational Video

Download the complete Greater Region Transportation Coordination Plan 2020 DRAFT or download individual sections below.

GREATER REGIONAL MOBILITY INITIATIVE PLAN IMPLEMENTATION

Progress on the GRMI project is only possible with the collaboration of the mobility managers and community partners. Moving forward in 2020, together we will begin to implement the Plan as a region and work to accomplish the following goals: 

  1. Continue to convene a regional coordinated council
  2. Assist in the creation of regional transportation coordination
  3. Advocate for the alignment of transportation reimbursement structures
  4. Investigate the alignment of transportation drivers
  5. Create a prioritized process for funding that meets the needs of documented transportation gaps for the Greater Region

TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS/MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

To learn more about the transportation options in the Greater Region, click on the following links:  Please note Logan County will transfer out of the Greater Region for purposes of receiving Section 5310 grant funding, but will remain a coordinating partner.

Champaign, Darke, Logan, Miami, Preble, and Shelby Counties: RideLink

Clark, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery Counties: Miami Valley Ride Finder

Preble County: Preble County Transit

Logan County: Logan County Rides

Greater Region Mobility Initiative (GRMI) Council

The next Greater Region Mobility Initiative (GRMI) Council meeting will be held on December 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Location:  The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom due to the public health concerns of COVID-19.

If you know of an agency that may benefit from participating, feel free to extend this invitation on our behalf.