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Ohio Department of Transportation Internet News Release
January 16, 2003

ODOT Awards Transportation Coordination Funding
Grants Improve Quality of Life for the Elderly, Disabled and Low Income

Columbus Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director Gordon Proctor today announced the department's Ohio Coordination Program will allocate $1.3 million among 19 counties throughout the state this year. This ODOT funding, will be used for operating costs of transportation projects in an effort to enhance and expand transportation services in Ohio counties with no public transportation system.

"People who do not have access to transportation can benefit from programs supported by this funding to get to work and medical appointments and to make other necessary trips," said Proctor. "This funding provides important services to many of Ohio's rural communities."

ODOT provides funding to public entities through the Ohio Coordination Program to assist in the coordination of transportation services among local human service agencies. The primary goals of the program are to enhance and expand existing transportation resources and to reduce duplication through coordination.

"In the 28 counties in Ohio without public transportation service, this funding can serve as a valuable resource," said Proctor. "During this time of fiscal constraints experienced by most organizations, it just makes sense to efficiently use resources already available. By being more efficient, transportation services can reach people who have no other alternative."

ODOT has administered the Ohio Coordination Program since 1996, and since that time the department has awarded $6.4 million to 37 projects. Information about this year's Ohio Coordination Program funding by county is provided in the chart below.


County  Lead Agency

Grant Amount

Adams County Adams Co. Senior Citizens Council


Clark County Clark Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services 


Coshocton County Coshocton Co. Commissioners 


Fairfield County Fairfield Co. MR/DD


Hardin County Hardin Co. Council on Aging 


Henry County Henry Co. Senior Center


Highland County Highland Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services 


Holmes County Holmes Co. Transportation Department


Licking County Licking Co. Transit Board


Madison County Madison Co. Board of MR/DD


Mercer County SOURCES


Morrow County Morrow Co. MR/DD


Richland County  Richland County Transit Board


Ross County  Ross Co. Community Action


Shelby County  Shelby Co. Commissioners


Tuscarawas County  Tuscarawas Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services


Union County Union Co. Agency Transportation System


Vinton County  Vinton Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services


Wayne County  Wayne Co. Senior Transportation