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Division of Planning
Systems Planning & Program Management
Amish Buggy
The Amish Buggy Safety Program provides funding for transportation improvement projects on priority state routes and off-road trails adjacent to priority state routes that improve safety for motorists and horse drawn vehicles. The priority state routes were identified and selected based on ODOT buggy/motorized vehicle crash data.

To be eligible for funding a project must address criteria identified in Section 5.2.2 of ODOT’s Amish Buggy Safety on Ohio’s State Roadway System Report (September 2000).

Amish Buggy, Holmes County, Photo by Becky Giauque
Amish buggy in District 11. Photo courtesy of Becky Giauque.

The following types of projects are eligible:

  • Widening paved shoulders to 6-8 feet.
  • Paving graded shoulders during scheduled reconstruction or repaving of roadway.
  • Construction of buggy pull-off or hill climbing lanes.
  • Widening shoulders on downhill side of roadways.
  • Construction of separate buggy/bicycle trails.

Funding is allocated annually by ODOT’s Funds Management Committee. Historical annual allocations have equaled $1 million. The federal participation rate is 80 percent. Projects are selected through an application process.




Jerry Workman
(614) 387-5417


 Related Documents

Amish Buggy Crash Data 2004-2013.pdf
Amish Buggy Program FY 2007-2012.pdf
Amish Buggy Projects for 2007-2014 Map.pdf
Amish Buggy Safety on Ohio's State Roadway System.pdf