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Final Report View the Final Report. Summary of Findings View the Summary of Findings from the Final Report.


 Study Reports


Findings Snapshot (posted December 15, 2014)

Also available in ledger size for printing as a booklet


Design Your Transit System & Transit Priorities Survey Findings (posted September 23, 2014)


Fixed Route Performance Analysis (posted September 16, 2014)


Demand Response Performance Analysis (posted September 16, 2014)


Rolling Stock Assessment (posted August 11, 2014)

The Rolling Stock Assessment focuses on understanding and documenting capital needs and costs associated with maintaining existing transit systems’ capital equipment needs associated with the current level of transit service in Ohio over the ten-year period between 2014 and 2024. The purpose of the analysis is to estimate capital needs and financial implications with the goal of identifying strategies to help meet this need.

Transit Funding (posted August 11, 2014)

This memo explores how the overall funding picture for transit services and transit service development has changed since 2000, with a specific focus on changes observed over the past few years. The memo considers federal and state resources as well as how systems are using and developing local resources. It also examines how these changes are creating opportunities and challenges for transit service development in Ohio.

Demographic Trend Analysis (posted May 12, 2014)

The Demographic Trend Analysis looks at demographic changes in Ohio and compares trends in Ohio with national trends. The analysis shows how transit affects Ohio's future economic competitiveness and desirability as a place to live. 

Stakeholder Report (posted May 12, 2014)

The Stakeholder Report summarizes key results from the stakeholder interviews conducted by members of the study team. Stakeholders included representatives from planning, human service, and medical service organizations as well as individuals representing rider groups and representatives from institutions working directly with public transportation operators.

Market Analysis (posted May 6, 2014; updated July 10, 2014)

The Market Analysis provides information about the existing conditions in Ohio related to the demand for and availability of transit service. The market analysis was conducted at a county level as well as from a statewide perspective, with an analysis prepared for each of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Rider Survey Analysis (posted April 1, 2014)

The Rider Survey Analysis includes: respondent profile, transit use patterns, customer satisfaction with service, priorities for improvements, and key contrasts among subgroups. The analysis concludes with statements about needs, challenges, and priorities for improvements.

Ohio Transit Facts


 Steering Committee Meetings


Steering Committee Meeting #1 (October 21, 2013)

Steering Committee Meeting #2 (December 9, 2013)

  • Update on study activities
  • Draft findings
    • Site visits with transit operators
  • Draft performance measures
  • Next steps

Steering Committee Meeting #3 (February 13, 2014)

  • Project status update
  • Preliminary findings
    • Rider survey
    • Stakeholder interviews
    • Market analysis
    • Performance evaluation and system classification
    • Best practices

Steering Committee Meeting #4 (May 14, 2014)

  • Project status update
  • Performance analysis and measurement
  • Trends analysis
  • Priorities survey

Steering Committee Meeting #5 (July 17, 2014)

  • Project status update
  • Review findings from "Build a System" survey
  • Explain quantitative needs assessment
  • Conduct small group exercise to get recommendations on two draft initiatives: performance measurement and public information

 Initiative Papers


Dedicated Transit Funding (posted November 12, 2014)


Fares and Partnerships (posted November 12, 2014)


Human Service and Public Transportation Coordination (posted November 12, 2014)


Performance Metrics and Guidelines (posted November 12, 2014)


Public Information Systems (posted November 12, 2014)


Regional Services and Organizations (posted November 12, 2014)


Transit Service Needs (posted November 12, 2014)


Transit Technology Needs (posted November 12, 2014)


Final Report Findings Snapshot Market analysis Project schedule