The Ozarks Transportation Organization (the OTO), the Springfield metro area’s regional transportation planning organization, is embarking on a study to refine and prioritize more than 70 miles of planned trail alignments recommended in previous plans and studies. When complete, the Trail Investment Study will serve as the region’s blueprint for trail and greenway development for the coming years. Critical steps in the study process include property and easement inventory, refinement of conceptual alignments, development of cost estimates for trail design and construction, prioritization of planned trail segments, and documentation of environmental conditions along each trail corridor.

As part of the study process, the OTO wants to hear from you! There are numerous ways you can get involved in the study, from attending open house events to adding ideas to the online interactive map to reviewing draft documents as they are uploaded to this website. You can also use the comment form at the bottom of this webpage to share your ideas, concerns, or support for the study. Your input is important, so we encourage you to learn more about this study and provide your feedback to help build a safe, accessible, and connected trail network for the Springfield region.

This website will function as the central location for project information, including meeting information, public input opportunities, and study documents. Check back regularly for the latest information. You can also sign up to receive regular updates using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

"We're embarking on a study to refine and prioritize more than 70 miles of planned trail alignments recommended in previous plans and studies."

Interactive Map


Project Milestones

March 2017 - Easement / Ownership Inventory
April 2017 - Identification of Preferred Alignments
May 2017 - Preparation of Cost Estimates
June 2017 - Preferred Alignments & Preparation of Cost Estimates
July 2017 - Implementation Prioritization
August 2017 - Plan Completion


Second Community Workshops (Trail Prioritization)
Wednesday, June 21st from 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Second Community Workshops (Trail Prioritization)
Thursday, June 22nd from 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Initial Community Workshops (Trail Alignments)
Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Open Forum - Stakeholders and Property Owners
Thursday, April 20th from 11:30 - 3:30 pm
Initial Community Workshops (Trail Alignments)
Thursday, April 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm


As sections of the study are completed, they will be uploaded here for community members to review and provide their feedback. Check back regularly for uploaded documents.

Contact Us

E-mail us at comment@ozarkstransportation.org or use the form below.