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What We Do

The Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Newark Ohio urbanized area and conducts a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive multimodal urban transportation planning process.

An MPO must conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3-C) urban transportation planning process that results in plans and programs that consider all transportation modes and supports metropolitan community development and social goals. These plans and programs shall lead to the development and operation of an integrated, inter-and intra-modal transportationsystem that facilitates the efficient, economic movement of people and goods


The main goal of LCATS is to utilize federal transportation funds that are available to the area to produce the most efficient transportation system possible. These funds can be used for studies, projects and improvements, including federal-aid roadways, bridges, transit and enhancement projects. Ensure the transportation system in Licking County supports and encourages appropriate economic development and social activities, while maximizing the efficient use of our natural and human resources and minimizing adverse impacts upon the natural and built environments.


LCATS Policy Meeting

March 10, 2015 @ 9:30am in the Licking County Administration Building Room D (see map below)

We invite you to join us in our next LCATS policy meeting. The meeting helps develop, rank, and review projects. Further, it develops draft goals, objectives, and performance measures that reflect the needs of the region.


With the conclusion of the Multi-Use Trail project an abundance of support was expressed towards different trail sections. As it suggests, opportunities must be explored when the chance arises. Currently the desire to extend the Goosepond trail to the Health Department, complete with parking and trailhead facilities, has been expressed.

Currently the Newark City Engineer’s office is planning the replacement/rework of the Ohio Street Bridge. This bridge is a main component of the “Newark Sewer Project to Riverview Preserve” as listed in the 2014 Licking County Multi-Use Trail Plan and has been renamed ‘Riverview Trail’ for this plan. This plan will identify the deficiencies and efficiencies of trail construction and identify the alignment of the trail in coordination with key players.


The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a four-year short-range document that is the implementation of the Long-Range Transportation Plan. The LCATS TIP demonstrates consistency with the LCATS Transportation Plan. The TIP covers four years of federal transportation funding.

2013 County Road High Crash Locations for Licking County. Maps are provided by ODOT and used for infrastructure development purposes.

LCATS traced the funding and implementation of surface transportation projects and programs in the past and reported the progress of projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This report is intended to meet the requirements of MAP-21 as noted above. LCATS uses Ohio’s State Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) for reporting.


How do you find us?

We are located in the city of Newark,Ohio next to the courthouse


Licking County Area Transportation Study



20 S Second St Newark, Ohio 43055


+ 740-670-5200


+ 740-670-5197