Athens County Transportation Surveys

There is a strong foundation of transportation options in our community. Driving, walking, taking the bus, or utilizing other transportation providers in the community are all ways that area residents commute to work, access critical services like medical appointments, go shopping, attend area events and travel in the region. However, even with a wide variety of transportation options, there are still many gaps. The mission of the Mobility Management Coordinator for Athens County is to help people to understand and use the current options available to them and to also identify gaps and create solutions to meet those gaps.

We are very excited to announce that as part of the Mobility Management program for Athens County, the Ohio Department of Transportation is requiring that a new Athens County Coordinated Transportation Plan be completed. We are embarking on a 3-month planning period that will result in a plan that incorporates survey information, community discussions, census data, needs assessments, and current transportation inventories to develop strategies and goals for future projects and coordination efforts.

Athens County wants to hear from you! As we try to better understand what transportation needs Athens County residents have, please help us learn a little about what transportation you use, what gaps you see in services to your home and destinations, and what you would like to see transportation in Athens County look like in the future by filling out any of the surveys below. Please fill out any survey that is relevant to you. These surveys will take less than 10 minutes of your time to complete and will remain open until October 15th:

Athens County Transportation Needs Public Survey
Athens County Transportation Survey for Individuals Age 60+
Athens County Transportation Survey for Individuals with Disabilities

In addition, below are links to surveys available for local businesses and organizations to fill out. These surveys will be available until October 1st:

Athens County Non-Profit / Social Services Agency Transportation Survey
Athens County Employer Transportation Survey

Please consider sharing with coworkers, neighbors, friends and family. If you would like paper copies of any of the surveys, or need assistance, please contact me at

Thank you all for your support and time,
Jessie Schmitzer

On behalf of:
Athens County (Lead Agency)
The Athens County Coordinated Transportation Planning Committee
With representatives from:
Buckeye Hills Regional Council
Athens County Board of of Developmental Disabilities
Athens County Children Services
Athens County
Athens City
Athens County Health Department
Athens County Libraries
Athens County Job and Family Services
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action
Athens County United Seniors
The Athens Village
Athens City Disabilities Committee