As the demand for public transit increases and budgets shrink, the Ohio Department of Transportation has developed a strategy to bring the most efficient and cost-effective improvements to transit riders and taxpayers alike.
Travel trends show that there is a definite rise in the need for convenient, affordable public transportation to jobs, medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities. Our transit agencies are struggling to fund this existing service, let alone meet the increased demand.
From local light rail to bus service in large cities to rural van services, the Ohio Statewide Transit Needs Study examined existing transit services, Ohio's demographics and travel trends to quantify transit changes that might be needed. Our goal was to develop a long term strategy to determine how to best stretch limited dollars while meeting the demands of Ohio's riders today and in the future.
View the Final Report and other documents.