Project Manager of the Boone County Transportation Plan
Who is OKI?
For over a half-century, the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, or OKI, has been the Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO, serving two million residents across eight counties in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana. Federally mandated and federally funded, an MPO sets the multi-modal transportation policy for its designated region. Each year, OKI approves $1 billion in projects and invests $40 million of our money in the region. And, we do all this with a board of 117 members that includes 76 elected officials. Amazingly, we do all this approving and investing by consensus.
What is Boone County’s Role?
Boone County Fiscal Court requested that OKI manage this Plan and provided the non-federal local match of $60,000 (20% of the Plan’s total cost. The remaining $240,000 is Kentucky Planning Discretionary funding). In the County’s desire to address existing and future needs and explore new techniques to optimize the transportation system, they have pledged time, energy, leadership and staff’s full support to the project.