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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 transportation system 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

Our next Policy meeting will be May 14, 2019 @ 9:30 in the Licking County Administration Building Room D (see map under the Contact page).

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Our next MotorCycLicking Event is TBD

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or call (740) 670-5200


Our next CycLicking Event is TBD.

Event Flyer Click Here

Event Maps Click Here

Register Click Here


Many roundabouts have been constructed within Licking County, Ohio and more will be constructed within the coming years. This Public Service Announcement examines the proper etiquette for using the roundabouts. While this video is fun and fictional, the do's and don'ts from this PSA should be practiced on the roadways wherever you encounter a roundabout.

This presentation was a collaborative effort of the Licking County Planning and Development Department and Jeanette DeRenne, AICP of the Pima County, Arizona Department of Transportation. The presentation was given at the 2015 APA Arizona State Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona. The topic of this presentation was on the integration of state of the art technologies in small planning departments.

The presentation explains a fly-by growth & development of SR161 Corridor. It introduces the concept of MIT (Manufacturing, Innovation, and Technology) Boulevard.

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The purpose of the Buckeye Lake Land Use and Transportation Focus Plan is to create more vibrant livable communities that capitalize on the enormous resource known as Buckeye Lake. This plan demonstrates how proper preparations can position communities to take advantage of the new Buckeye Lake and the increased attention it will bring.

Slides from LCATS Board Meeting-July 14, 2015


    The long-range transportation plan describes the transportation improvements envisioned for the next twenty years. It serves as a guide for the LCATS Policy Committee to make decisions regarding transportation improvements within the LCATS Service area.

The purpose of the Corridor Concept Plan was to work with the Steering Committee to identify principles to utilize in creating the development plan. The conceptual development framework describes the community’s intent for where and how future growth and development should occur along the SR 161 Western Corridor. It consists of principle statements that describe that intent in words and a map that illustrates where these concepts apply geographically.

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.


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