Welcome to ORILOhio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) is Ohio's new research program for Local Public Agencies (LPAs). The purpose of ORIL is to provide research support for local agencies to address problems specific to the local roadway system.
The program is administered by a 15-person board composed of County Engineers, City Engineers, a Township Representative, Academics and ODOT Technical Experts. The board is supported by non-voting members from the Ohio LTAP Center, ODOT's Research Program and the FHWA Ohio Division Office.
For more information about the program, the board members and the general process administered by ORIL, explore the site starting with the links to the left.
ODOT Research Accepting Applications for Two University Representatives on the ORIL Board(Posted 8/10/20)
ORIL Work Program Book for FY2021 Available(Posted 8/7/20)
ORIL Strategic Research Plan SFY2021 Available(Posted 8/7/20)
ORIL Accepting Research Ideas for Their Upcoming FY2022 Program(Posted 8/4/20)
ORIL's FY 2021 Researcher Selection(Posted 6/30/20)
Final Report and Results Presentation Now Available: Evaluation of Partial Depth Pavement Repairs on Routes Heavily Traveled by Amish Horse and Buggies - Phase 2(Posted 5/20/20)
Updated Annual Calendar(Posted 5/15/20)
ORIL Board Appoints Chair for 2020(Posted 1/21/20)
Michelle LucasStatewide Planning & Research(614) 644-8135
Vicky FoutStatewide Planning & Research(614) 466-3029
Mike Fitch, P.E.Local Programs/Local Technical Assistance Program(614) 387-7358
Ohio's Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) 1980 West Broad Street MS 3280 Columbus, Ohio 43223 (614) 466-3029