Buckeye Hills is a designated Ohio Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The RTPO seeks to allow local officials to have more input in transportation decisions within the region, especially because local participation is critical in making responsible transportation decisions with limited state and federal budgets.
The Buckeye Hills Executive Committee serves as the RTPO Policy Committee and the Transportation Committee, composed of county engineers, community officials, special interest group representatives (i.e., bicycle groups, outdoor trail groups, etc.), private citizens, and other parties with interest, meet regularly to assist in transportation planning activities.
Buckeye Hills continues to work with ODOT to accomplish the following basic work items as part of a larger scope of work:
The creation and adoption of a Public Participation Plan
The creation and adoption of a Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan document
The moderation of an ongoing and inclusive public involvement and outreach process
Public Participation Plan
As part of the Regional Transportation Planning Organization activities being undertaken by Buckeye Hills, a public participation plan is developed and continuously updated. This document outlines the policies governing the program, the structure of the program itself, and the methods by which citizens, businesses, organizations, and other regional partners can participate in the planning process.
Access the most updated version of the Public Participation Plan by clicking the button below.
Comprehensive regional Transportation Plan
As part of the RTPO pilot program, Buckeye Hills was charged with producing the first Comprehensive Regional Transportation Plan for the eight county region. This plan includes a public participation plan, information about all modes of transportation currently operating in the region, information about the anticipated future conditions of the currently-existing transportation assets, a needs analysis, plan recommendations, and supporting documentation.
The final version of this plan was approved by the Buckeye Hills Board of Directors in summer 2015 and was accepted by ODOT in fall 2015.