News

  • State of the Region Event celebrates Central Ohio

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    APRIL 17, 2014
    MORPC's 2014 State of the Region luncheon took place Thursday, April 17 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The sold-out event drew over 750 of the region and state’s top political, business and civic leaders to celebrate our community’s accomplishments and address challenges. ...read more

  • MORPC Announces New Officers

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    APRIL 16, 2014
    MORPC Board members have elected three new officers. Eric Phillips representing Marysville was elected Chair, Matt Greeson, Worthington City Manager was elected Vice Chair and Rory McGuiness, City of Columbus was elected Secretary. ...read more

  • Madison Township and SWACO join MORPC

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    APRIL 10, 2014
    In order to maintain a strong collaboration on regional issues, MORPC members continue to seek opportunities to grow the organization. Today Madison Township in Franklin County and the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)'s applications for membership were approved by the MORPC Board. ...read more

  • 2014 State of the Region Award Nominees Announced

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    MARCH 25, 2014
    Community leaders who have made extraordinary efforts in contributing to the welfare of Central Ohioans will be honored at MORPC's State of the Region Luncheon on Thursday, April 17. ...read more

  • MORPC named one of 5 Nonprofits to Watch

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    MARCH 18, 2014
    MORPC has been named one of "5 Nonprofits to Watch" by The Columbus Foundation, debuting a new annual program to identify innovative nonprofits that are positioned to make a significant difference in the community. ...read more

  • MORPC Weatherization Efforts Recognized

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    MARCH 11, 2014
    MORPC has been recognized for its work with Columbia Gas of Ohio's WarmChoice® program, which received the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance 2014 Inspiring Energy Efficiency Impact Award. ...read more

  • MORPC backs New Data Bills

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    MARCH 10, 2014
    On February 25, Nancy Reger, MORPC’s Director of Regional Data & Mapping, testified before the House Shared Services and Government Efficiency Subcommittee in support of new data bills introduced by Representatives Mike Duffey and Christina Hagen. ...read more

  • MORPC keeps Close Watch on Air Quality

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    FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    MORPC carefully monitors pollution levels in Central Ohio and issues Air Quality Alerts when there is a potential for high pollution levels. Sign up now to receive free Air Quality Alerts. ...read more

  • ODOT Specialized Transportation Program Application Now Available

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    FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    The application is now available for ODOT's Specialized Transportation Program, authorized by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), 49 USC Section 5310. The FTA provides Federal funds for the purchase of equipment to support transportation services for the elderly and people with disabilities where existing transportation is unavailable, inappropriate, or insufficient. ...read more

  • MORPC Transportation Director Robert Lawler Retiring

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    JANUARY 30, 2014
    MORPC is announcing the retirement of Robert (Bob) E. Lawler, Director of Transportation effective March 31, 2014. Bob is a mainstay at MORPC beginning in 1978, and serving as Director of Transportation since 2003. ...read more

  • Study looks at Changing Demographics, Demand in Central Ohio

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    JANUARY 24, 2014
    The results of a new study indicate that the Columbus metropolitan area's housing market demand is shifting toward smart-growth development and moving away from traditional suburban sprawl development, due largely in part to changing demographics. ...read more

  • Draft Process for Allocation of MORPC–Attributable Transportation Funding Available

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    JANUARY 24, 2014
    Every two years MORPC seeks projects to use MORPC-attributable federal transportation funding. Approximately $33 million is available annually to be allocated to projects in the transportation planning area; Delaware and Franklin counties, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County, and Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County. ...read more

  • 2014 State of the Region Luncheon Announced

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    JANUARY 9, 2014
    MORPC's 2014 State of the Region Luncheon will take place Thursday, April 17 in Columbus. ...read more

  • MORPC Board adopts 2014 Public Policy Agenda

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    JANUARY 8, 2014
    This December MORPC members adopted the 2014 Public Policy Agenda, a framework that guides MORPC's advocacy of policies and opportunities that enhance the quality of life in Central Ohio and advance the region. ...read more

  • New Year, New Look

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    JANUARY 7, 2014
    Welcome to the new morpc.org ...read more

  • Ohio Public Works Commission awards over $29M to 11 Projects

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    DECEMBER 20, 2013
    This December, the Ohio Public Works Commission’s Public Works Integrating Committee awarded over $29 million to 11 District 3/Franklin County projects through the State Capital Improvements Program and the Local Transportation Improvements Program for Program Year 28 (2014) ...read more

  • Central Ohioans breathed Cleaner Air in 2013

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    DECEMBER 11, 2013
    October 31 marked the official end of ozone season in Central Ohio. Thanks in large part to a cooler summer, air quality during the 2013 summer season improved when compared to 2012 ...read more