Access Ohio is Ohio's long-range transportation plan. It will guide Ohio's transportation policies and investment strategies for the next 20 years by looking at where we could be in 2045. The world keeps changing and Ohio wants to prepare for these changes while making wise investment decisions.
What’s different with this Access Ohio Update?
One of the key features of the Access Ohio 2045 update is that the plan is being constructed using alternative futures. In the past ODOT has used a single forecast for its long-range plans.
Given the pace of change in so many areas, ODOT is developing a range of plausible alternative futures instead of a single forecast. Scenario planning is a method of strategic planning that creates a number of "what if" situations, assessing the potential impacts of these futures on the transportation system, and a series of options for how the state might respond to them.
The alternative futures that are part of the update are looking at how Ohio's population, economy, development patterns and technologies could change over time.