ORIL Accepting Research Ideas!


ORIL is now accepting research ideas for their upcoming Fiscal Year 2022 program and everyone is invited to submit ideas! The ORIL Board has expanded the criteria for submitting ideas. In addition to Ohio’s local public agencies (e.g.: counties, townships, cities, villages, MPOs and RTPOs), ideas may now also be submitted by university researchers, students, consultants, associations, and ODOT staff. All ideas must be applicable to the local transportation system and must be research.

The ORIL Board will review all ideas submitted and select those that propose the greatest benefit for Ohio. Selected ideas will be developed into Requests for Proposals, which will be posted for response from the transportation research community in January 2021. Research projects may begin any time after July 2021.

Click here for additional information and to access the Idea Submission Form. Ideas must be submitted by September 4, 2020 in order to be considered.

If you are not sure that you want to formally submit an idea or need help refining it, you can post the idea to the ORIL Idea Discussion site to get feedback from colleagues. This site provides those interested in local-focused transportation research an opportunity to share ideas, discuss issues and provide input on topics that could potentially become research projects. For more information on the ORIL Idea Discussion Site, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the ORIL program at ORIL@dot.ohio.gov or via phone at 614-644-8135 or 614-466-3029. 

Ohio’s Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL)
1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
614.466.3029 / 614.644.8135