PUBLIC INPUT ON TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
(COLUMBUS) -- In accordance with federal guidelines, the Ohio
Department of Transportation (ODOT) is releasing its draft FY2008-2011
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review
Based on projections from 2006, the STIP is a draft listing of all
federal and state-funded transportation projects scheduled for
implementation over the next four-year period. As part of the public
outreach effort, each of ODOTs 12 District Offices will hold a
variety of local meetings to allow citizens to review and comment on
Copies of the STIP can also be reviewed at Ohios 17 Metropolitan
Planning Organization offices, ODOTs 12 District Offices, or the
departments Central Office in Columbus. The comment period will run
from April 2nd through April 13th. A final version of the proposed
STIP will be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and
Federal Transit Administration for approval in mid-May.
Also available for public review and comment will be an ACCESS OHIO
Administrative Modification. ACCESS OHIO is Ohios long range
transportation plan. This Modification identifies revisions to Ohios
long range planning activities to meet the new federal planning
requirements from SAFETEA-LU.
Information on the STIP, the Administrative Modification, and the
public meetings is available on ODOTs Office of Systems Planning and
Program Managements Web site.
Any written comments concerning the STIP should be sent to:
Jennifer Townley, Administrator
Office of Systems Planning and Program Management
Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Written comments must be received by the close of business April 16.