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Richland County Regional Planning Commission
Long Range Transportation Plan
The Richland County Regional Planning Commission (RCRPC) along with our community stakeholders have worked to update the Richland County Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan is a document that guides transportation decision making for our county transportation system over the next 25 years by defining goals, objectives and strategies to meet community needs for a truly multi-modal and efficient transportation system.

Federal requirements mandate this plan be updated every 5 years. Transportation programs and projects requesting federal funds must be consistent with this plan.

RCRPC is seeking comments on this plan. The draft will be made available at and at a May 1, 2015 Open House from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Regional Planning offices located at 35 North Park Street, Suite 230, Mansfield Ohio 44902. Public comments will be received through May 14, 2015. Contact Todd Blankenship at or call 419.774.5968 with questions.

Long Range Transportation Plan (PDF)

Transportation Improvement Plan Draft
A draft of the FY2016-FY2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is now available for review: TIP draft (8 MB PDF)

NRAC Vacancies
Nominations are being accepted to fill two vacancies on the District 16 NRAC. The open positions are for the following:

Group 1: “A county, municipal corporation, township, conservancy district, regional or joint district or unit of local government, or regional or joint political subdivision that is located within the geographic jurisdiction of the appointing integrating committee.”

Group 5: “An organization representing business, local realtors, or a planning agency, including a port authority, located within the geographical jurisdiction of the appointing integrating committee.”

Please submit a letter of nomination from a recognized entity in Group 1 or Group 5 and a statement of the nominee’s background or qualifications. Links to the appointing procedures and member responsibilities follows:

FY 2015 CDBG Project Proposal Form
The Community Development Block Grant Project Proposal Form for Fiscal Year 2015 has been posted to the CDBG page under the APPLICATION FORM link (Microsoft Word format).

OPWC Applications Handouts
Handouts from the October 22 Planning Commission meeting:

Madison Township
County Engineer #1
County Engineer #2
Bellville #1
Bellville #2
Washington Township

Transportation Plan 2040 Involvement Invite
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RCRPC Website RFP - Addendum 2 "Q & A"
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RCT Transportation Summit Power Point

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RCRPC Website RFP - Addendum

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RCRPC Public Involvement Plan
This document describes the public involvement process for the transportation planning program in Richland County, Ohio.
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New RCRPC Executive Director Named

Jotika Shetty has been named executive director of the Richland County Regional Planning Commission.
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Richland County Transportation Resources
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US 30 Improvement Fact Sheet
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Click to View or Download the Alternatives for US 30 Improvements From SR 309 to Fifth Ave (pdf)

FY 2013 Federal Funds Summary

Transportation Projects Utilizing Federal Funds for Richland County, Fiscal Year 2013

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2013 Transit Development Program
This planning document provides ridership and service data for the prior year, current service information, and financial projections for coming years. This item was approved for adoption at the June 26, 2013, Commission meeting.
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FY 2015 Overall Work Program (OWP)

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High Crash Locations in Richland County, OH 2010-2012
Each year, RCRPC updates the High Crash Report for the latest 3 year window. Of special interest is changes between years. Traffic engineers can analyze if their treatments like a change in markings, signs or a signal have improved a hazard. When a location jumps in rank, the analysts try to determine what changed to cause the increase in crashes. Working to improve safety is an important aspect of the RCRPC mission.
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