Transportation planning includes data collection, permit approvals, funding applications, public information meetings and assistance to local government staff where all transportation begins. ODOT provides the right tools and subject matter experts as well as the bridge to Federal Highway Administration staff to ensure Ohio's transportation system meets the needs of the traveling public.
Planning staff coordinate and manage several studies and activities that aid the state in decision-making efforts when it comes to what's best for Ohio's future. Those studies include: Access2045, Walk.Bike.Ohio, Transportation Asset Management, Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and more.
Use the gateway links below to explore how ODOT's Planning activities support ODOT's mission.
Funds & Grants
Planning staff administer several of the federal funding programs Ohio's transportation system depends on.
Project Development Process
The Project Development Process (PDP) guides transportation professionals through ODOT's project process from planning to construction.
Utilizes a scientific approach to providing education, training, technical expertise and policy development to ODOT partners.
ODOT maintains and manages several processes and programs to assist local government with transportation projects.
Transportation & Economic Development
Major Programs, including TRAC, Ellis, STIP, Jobs & Commerce, and Highway Safety comprise Transportation & Economic Development (formerly Program Management).
Statewide Planning & Research
Provides essential planning services for the State of Ohio's transportation professionals and decision-makers.
A collection of data tools and services that inform the work of transportation professionals.
Transit advocates and supports safe, reliable personal mobility by coordinating and funding public transportation.