Air Quality Awareness Week Ideal Time for Residents to be Air Aware
April 26, 2017
Learn more about the effects of air quality during Air Quality Awareness Week, May 1 – 5. Air Quality Awareness Week is designed to raise public awareness about respiratory health, air quality, and transportation options.
Volunteers Needed for MORPC’s Spring Bicycle and Pedestrian Count
April 24, 2017
MORPC is seeking volunteers to assist with bicycle and pedestrian counts throughout selected locations in Central Ohio on Wednesday, May 17 from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Leaders Honored at Annual MORPC Luncheon
April 20, 2017
Community leaders who made extraordinary efforts in contributing to the welfare of Central Ohioans were honored by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) at the State of the Region Luncheon held April 20th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Last Chance to Register for 2017 State of the Region Luncheon
March 28, 2017
Over 700 Central Ohio leaders have registered for the 2017 State of the Region Luncheon and only a limited number of individual and table tickets are available. We hope to see you along with the region's top government, business, and community leaders at this year's signature luncheon. The event will take place on Thursday, April 20 at the Columbus Convention Center.
MORPC Seeks Public Comments on Transportation Improvement Program
March 27, 2017
If you’re wondering what transportation projects are scheduled for construction in your area, look no further than MORPC’s 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
MORPC Shares the Stories of our Region with Congressional Leaders in Washington
March 24, 2017
MORPC’s board and staff leadership recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to share MORPC’s regional priorities and its 2017-2018 Public Policy Agenda with the Central Ohio Congressional delegation.
Laura Koprowski Leaves MORPC to Take on New Role at COTA
March 7, 2017
After 21 years of service to MORPC, Laura Koprowski is leaving and has taken a new position at COTA, as their Vice President of Government and External Communications.
Register for the State of the Region before the Early Bird Registration Deadline
March 7, 2017
The 2017 State of the Region is quickly approaching and tickets are selling fast. We hope you can connect with the region's top government, business, and community leaders at this year's signature luncheon.
Ozone Season Begins in Central Ohio
March 2, 2017
Spring is just around the corner and along with the warmer weather comes ozone season. March 1 marks the beginning of ozone season.
MORPC Supports Federal Investment for Rickenbacker Project
February 17, 2017
MORPC Executive Director William Murdock and President and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) Elaine Roberts joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown at a press conference in support of federal funding for the proposed Rickenbacker Inland Port Interstate Connector project.
Registration Open for the 2017 State of the Region Luncheon
February 15, 2017
Registration is now open for the 2017 State of the Region. The event will take place on Thursday, April 20 at the Columbus Convention Center. We hope to see you along with the region's top government, business, and community leaders at this year's signature luncheon.
City of Columbus and MORPC Release Age-Friendly Columbus Findings Report
February 14, 2017
The City of Columbus and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) have released the Age-Friendly Columbus Findings Report. Older residents, advocates, and community leaders from throughout Central Ohio gathered at the Dodge Recreation Center to attend the release event.
Free Home Weatherization Services Help Renters and Homeowners Stay Warm
January 27, 2017
Winter is not over yet, and MORPC urges Franklin County residents to take full advantage of free income-eligible residential energy programs that will keep their homes warmer in the winter, reduce energy consumption, and save them money.
Save the Date for MORPC’s 2017 State of the Region
January 25, 2017
Save the date for one of Central Ohio's most significant events of the year. The 2017 State of the Region luncheon, MORPC's signature annual luncheon, will take place on Thursday, April 20 at the Columbus Convention Center.
Apply for the Spring insight2050 Academy
January 24, 2017
If you are a Central Ohio appointed or elected official, we encourage you to apply for the Spring insight2050 Academy.
MORPC Selected as Semifinalist in Global Challenge
January 10, 2017
After fielding 2,600 registrants, Hyperloop One released the locations of 35 remaining semifinalist teams for its Global Challenge. Hyperloop One selected the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's Midwest Connect proposal as one of the semifinalists.
MORPC Regional Data and Mapping Director Nancy Reger to Retire
January 4, 2017
MORPC Regional Data and Mapping Director, Nancy Reger has announced her retirement, having served at MORPC for over 30 years.
Last Chance to Nominate Leaders for State of the Region Awards
January 3, 2017
MORPC is now accepting nominations for the Regional Leadership Award and the William C. Habig Collaborative Achievement Award. The awards will be presented at the State of the Region Luncheon on April 20, 2017. Nominations must be received by Friday, January 13, 2017.
MORPC Seeks Public Comments on New Transportation Projects
December 14, 2016
A proposed list of new transportation projects was recently released by MORPC for over $82 million in federal funds from state fiscal years 2017 through 2023. If you would like to provide your input on these proposed projects, let us know before the upcoming deadline.
Air Quality Continues to Improve in Central Ohio
December 13, 2016
Now that the 2016 ozone season has come to a close, MORPC released its annual report.
Non-Profit Assists Local Governments in Redevelopment Efforts
December 1, 2016
Do you have an abandoned gas station in your community and want to clean up the property? With the help of the recently formed Ohio UST Community Improvement Corporation (Ohio UST CIC) and a new program from the Ohio Development Services Agency, Central Ohio’s local communities now have needed help and resources to repurpose abandoned gas station sites.
Thea Walsh Presents at White House Event
December 1, 2016
Experts from across the country met at the White House this week to explore Electrical Vehicles (EV) best practices and how data collection and management can inform efforts to deploy EVs in growing regions. MORPC Transportation Systems and Funding Director, Thea Walsh presented to the experts and participated in brainstorming sessions at the meeting.
MORPC and Franklin Soil and Water Work to Protect Natural Resources
November 30, 2016
MORPC and Franklin Soil and Water are holding two upcoming open houses. These events are an opportunity for residents to learn about and provide feedback on the preparation of a plan to restore and protect valuable natural resources within the Blacklick Creek watershed.
MORPC Submits Priority Road Projects to TRAC
November 2, 2016
MORPC recently submitted to Ohio's Transportation Review Advisory Council its members’ recommended prioritization for four project funding requests within the MORPC transportation planning area.
Ohio’s Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) is a nine-member advisory council chaired by ODOT Director Jerry Ray. TRAC approves funding for the development and construction of the Major New Capacity Program. This includes projects that are more than $12 million in cost and increase capacity and/or reduce congestion. Applying projects must also demonstrate a significant impact on jobs, with extra consideration granted to projects that have strong (30 percent or higher) non-ODOT funding commitments.
MORPC Showcases Home Energy Services at Groveport Home
October 25, 2016
To coincide with the changing seasons, MORPC recently hosted its annual Weatherization Showcase at the home of Shelly Murphy, a Groveport resident. The showcase provides the opportunity for community leaders, program funders, and the public to see MORPC’s weatherization services in action and highlights the value of these important services.
MORPC Announces 2016 Green Region Award Winners at Summit on Sustainability
October 21, 2015
Every year, MORPC’s Summit on Sustainability offers another opportunity to honor and recognize the individuals and organizations that have made Central Ohio a more sustainable region. While the Summit features a variety of keynote speakers and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, one of the highlights of the day is the presentation of the Green Region Awards.
Age-Friendly Columbus Survey Deadline Approaching
October 19, 2016
The Age-Friendly Columbus survey will only be available through October 31st. We invite all Columbus residents 50 or older to participate in this important initiative before the upcoming deadline.
Attributable Funding Process Underway
October 12, 2016
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Attributable Funding process is underway for selecting and funding local transportation projects.
2016 Central Ohio Trick-or-Treat
October 4, 2016
MORPC's suggested 2016 Trick-or-Treat date for Central Ohio communities is Monday, October 31st. Individual community dates are available in an interactive map as well as a static listing. We encourage planning ahead to ensure fun and safe activities.
MORPC Interns Serve Public over Summer Break
September 27, 2016
MORPC’s Local Government Internship Program provided 16 college students with the opportunity to obtain a professional experience, by working at a local government entity. For 10 weeks this summer, students engaged in public service by working at various local government entities throughout Central Ohio.
Age-Friendly Columbus Launches Website
September 20 , 2016
Central Ohio’s population of 65 years or older is expected to double over the next 35 years. In order to ensure that individuals of all ages can remain in their neighborhoods and live a high quality of life the City of Columbus and MORPC announced the creation of Age-Friendly Columbus.
Now, we are pleased to announce the launch of www.agefriendlycolumbus.org.
Join the Conversation at the Summit on Sustainability!
September 19, 2016
The 2016 Summit on Sustainability is quickly approaching and tickets are selling fast. Join the conversation and learn how we can create a more sustainable future.
MORPC Works with Students on Summer Tactical Urbanism Projects
September 2, 2016
Summer is a time for students to take a break and relax, yet it’s also an opportunity to learn and give back to your community.
Spencer Reeder Announced as Breakfast Keynote Speaker for Summit on Sustainability
August 30, 2016
Spencer Reeder leads Vulcan’s climate and energy work. Reeder will inform attendees at the morning program, titled Sustainability= Purpose, Planning, & Partnerships. He will focus on Smart Columbus and how it will harness data, technology, and creativity to reimagine how people and goods move throughout the region.
MORPC Releases Top 100 High Crash Intersections
August 29, 2016
Understanding where traffic crashes occur is a critical first step in enhancing the safety of roadways in Central Ohio. In order to improve crash prone areas, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) releases its Top 100 Regional High-Crash Intersections list from 2013 through 2015.