What is the Delaware County Transit Strategic Plan?
Delaware County is Ohio’s second-fastest growing county and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission projects that the population will increase by 80%, or approximately 400,000 more residents by 2050. With rapid growth comes increased demand for mobility improvements. Thus, Delaware County Transit is embarking on the creation of a Strategic Plan to serve as the organization’s North Star in service to the community and taxpayers.
The traveling public has become accustomed to convenient mobility options and the Strategic Plan will need to balance this expectation with the transformative shifts in mobility and technology. The outcome will be an intentional, fiscally responsible, and service-oriented tool to guide implementation.
This plan will:
- Review existing transit services, finances and fare structure
- Listen and learn from stakeholders, customers, and general public
- Conduct a facility needs assessment and identify opportunities to grow
- Evaluate financial needs
- Develop immediate, medium, and long-term goals
Strategic Plan development will take place over an eight-month schedule from June 2023 to January 2024. During this time, the project team will review existing conditions and facility needs, analyze future funding options and determine intermediate, medium and long-term goals.
The Strategic Plan will be reviewed by the Delaware County Transit Board in January 2024.
DCT held two public meetings in August to seek input on strengths, weaknesses/needs, goals and opportunities.
A Zoom recording of the August 23 virtual public meeting is available here.
Take the survey and share your thoughts on Delaware County Transit’s future at tinyurl.com/DelawareTransitSurvey. Survey closes September 22.
Stay tuned for additional engagement opportunities in Fall 2023 to provide your input on draft solutions.