Table of
Safe Routes to school-Deadline for Applications
Seiche Effect on the Maumee River
TRAC Applications Submitted
Clean Diesel Funds Available
20th Annual Student Watershed Watch
Update to 208 Plan Underway
Fulton County Reception
New on
Grand Opening at Owens Community College
Member Highlight:
City of Napoleon

November 2009
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Ohio Safe Routes to School Funding Available
The deadline for this application cycle of Ohio Safe Routes to School is November 2, 2009. To view and download applications go here. Michigan applications were due in September and decisions should be announced in December.... more

Seiche Effect in Maumee River and Lake Erie
Strong winds in September provided a demonstration of the seiche effect on the Maumee River and Maumee Bay. The seiche is sometimes called a storm surge. When strong winds blow across the waters of the river and lake, the winds drag water with them. This causes the water level to fall on the upwind side and to rise on the downwind side ....more


Regional Transportation Applications Under Review
On October 15, the Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC) held a public hearing at ODOT District 2 to review applications submitted from northwest Ohio. Sponsoring jurisdictions presented eight applications from Lucas and Wood counties...more

Applications for Clean Diesel Projects
The EPA is now accepting applications for projects that will reduce diesel emissions. The applications are due December 8, 2009. The EPA expects that 10-20 projects worth between $250,000 and $1.5 million will be funded in the Region 5 area (Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.)...more


Students Get Their Feet Wet in the Maumee Watershed
The 20th annual Student Watershed Watch concludes with a Student Summit on Friday, November 20 at the University of Toledo. Middle school and high school students from schools throughout the Maumee River watershed performed water quality testing in October ....more

Complete Update of 208 Plan is Underway
TMACOG maintains the Areawide Water Quality Management Plan for Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood counties in Ohio and Bedford, Erie, and Whiteford townships of Monroe County Michigan...more

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TMACOG Hosts Reception in Fulton County
TMACOG invites members from Fulton County, elected officials, and business and community leaders to a reception Thursday, November 12, 5-7 p.m. at the Rotary Park Shelter House in Wauseon ...more

New on
The TMACOG website is updated nearly every day. Recent updates include:

  •, a page that will include news about freight transportation and logistics throughout the state, and will show information about the 2010 Ohio Conference on Freight as it is developed.
  • A new map gallery is on the Transportation pages of This is a wide-ranging resource which includes environmental maps and census data, as well as political boundaries and transportation planning maps.

New Center for Emergency Preparedness
Owens Community College held a grand opening in October for a new Training and Operations Center at their Center for Emergency Preparedness ....more

Member Highlight: City of Napoleon

Napoleon is a river city of over 9,000 people located on the Maumee River in Henry County. The city is the county seat of Henry County and home to a fine courthouse erected in 1882. The courthouse and the jail, built at the same time, are both on the National Register of Historic Places...more

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