The Greater Region Mobility Initiative (GRMI) is an effort led by MVRPC in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Transit. The purpose of the GRMI is to improve coordination among transit providers by enhancing options for non-driving populations such as older adults, individuals with disabilities, and low-income populations. Much of the public transportation available in Ohio is based on single-county transit systems which operate within defined geographic boundaries. This fragmented system of public transit often creates unmet needs between service areas for the non-driving populations who are dependent upon public transit.
The Greater Region Mobility Council is a group of public, private, and non-profit transportation providers and seniors and individuals with disabilities who work together to solve gaps in transportation services within an 8-county. The council solves transportation gaps by implementing the goals and strategies established in the Greater Region Transportation Coordination Plan. The Greater Region includes a mix of urban, suburban, and rural populations in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.