A healthy transportation system boosts a region’s quality of life and economic prosperity. It is efficient, modern and diverse, and a reliable network for moving people and goods.
This concept guides OKI in everything we do — and fundamental to our mission.
Our Metropolitan Transportation Plan is the region’s roadmap to building a viable transportation system for all.
What is a Metropolitan Transportation Plan?
As a metropolitan planning organization (MPO), OKI must develop a Metropolitan Transportation Plan, also called a long-range transportation plan. Our long-range transportation plan identifies how the OKI region will provide a multi-modal transportation system in the years to come. This includes highways, roads, bridges, transit facilities and services, bicycle and pedestrian routes, and related enhancements.
Specifically, OKI’s long-range plan looks at transportation trends, challenges and emerging technologies. It then creates a list of projects to advance the region’s mobility needs. The plan sets priorities for spending federal funds on transportation projects in our region, while remaining fiscally reasonable.
The plan is updated every four years. The most recent update was adopted by OKI’s Board of Directors on June 11, 2020.
OKI 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
OKI’s current long-range plan is the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
OKI staff began working on the 2050 Plan in 2019. It was adopted by the OKI Board of Directors on June 11, 2020. The update to the Plan is underway and will be complete in June 2024.
The 2050 Plan serves as a blueprint for transportation projects in our region through the year 2050. It considers future needs created by growth and development. At the same time, it addresses federal requirements that call for a performance-based planning process for easing congestion, improving air quality, and considering other environmental, social and financial issues.
The OKI region is composed of eight counties in three states — Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana. Transportation planning involves all eight OKI counties.
How OKI selects the recommended projects in our Metropolitan Transportation Plan
We use a prioritization process to select the recommended projects in the long-range plan. This process is modified from time to time to meet the needs of the region.