ODOT coordinates, manages and administers several funding programs
Transportation funding in Ohio is complex and worthy of a deeper look. Funding at ODOT is a big deal, but we're just one part of the picture. Check out the "Citizen's Guide to Transportation Funding in Ohio" for a more complete picture of where funds originate and are distributed in our state.
The department dedicates staff to the business of funding to ensure taxpayer dollars are properly allocated, efficiently used and effectively monitored before, during and after transportation project end dates. From funding a bicycle facility near a walking path to a bridge that carries 60 percent of United States traffic, ODOT takes responsibility for fairly distributing taxpayer dollars, of which there's not nearly enough, coordinating with federal and local government agencies who are stakeholders in transportation funding and auditing spending practices after funding has been decided.
- ODOT acts as the liaison between federal and local government agencies on transportation projects.
- ODOT coordinates the application process for transportation projects funded with federal tax dollars.
- ODOT supports local public agencies in the application process through training, customer service, publications and team-building exercises.
- ODOT collects, reports and disperses funding data in support of recordkeeping, due diligence and stakeholder decision-making.