To accomplish its mission, the Office provides financial and technical assistance to public transit systems, local governments, and human service agencies throughout the state for the planning, establishment, and operation of public transportation systems.
The Office of Transit is comprised of two sections to serve Ohio’s transit systems. Program staff members handle primary responsibilities and activities for the Ohio Urban Transportation Grant Program, the Rural Transit Grant Program, the Ohio Elderly and Disabled Transit Fare Assistance Program, the Ohio Coordination Program, the Metropolitan Planning Program, and the State Planning Research Program. Special Projects staff members handle primary responsibilities and activities for Quality Assurance Reviews; development of all office publications; administration of the Ohio Technical Assistance Program; administration of the Rail State Safety and Security Oversight program and subrecipient and ODOT compliance with federal and state regulations.
Marianne E. Freed, MSW/LSW, Office Administrator