What is OKI’s Role in Transportation Planning in the Region?
OKI’s Partners in Transportation Planning
We are a regional coordinator and collaborator with:
- United States Department of Transportation
- State and federal agencies
- Transit agencies
- Local elected leadership
- Local planning agencies
- Public works directors
- Civic and environmental justice groups
- Business community
- Citizens across our eight-county region
Long-range and Short-range Transportation Plans
Plan, Prioritize & Select Projects
Long-range: Our 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
OKI’s long-range plan is a comprehensive blueprint projecting the region’s transportation needs until 2050. It has more than 206 projects estimated at $8.5 billion, including the traditional pedestrian, bike, freight, transit, roadway, and bridge initiatives. The plan’s project list is a result of the many contributions from OKI communities and performance-based planning approaches undertaken by staff.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Because OKI is a metropolitan planning organization, we are required to develop and maintain a Transportation Improvement Program. This allows OKI and our jurisdictions access to federal highway and transit funding for related improvements.
Areas of Focus in Transportation Planning
OKI plans for all surface transportation modes and responds to all aspects of the metropolitan planning process. This performance-based process includes analysis of alternatives to meet projected future demands. It also calls for providing a safe and efficient transportation system that meets mobility, while considering impacts to the environment.