Table of
Contents
FEATURE
Ohio Conference on Freight
GUEST COLUMN
NORED: 12 Counties, One Voice
ENVIRONMENT
Stormwater Tips:
Put Yard Waste to Work
Swan Creek Committee
Stormwater: Sustainable Channels
TRANSPORTATION
Council Approves Highway Trust Fund Resolution
2035 Plan: Roundabouts
Updated Map of Regional Construction
TARPS Construction Underway
TIP Fiscal Year Report
NEWS
Member Highlight:
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
North Baltimore Schools

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FEATURE_____________________________


Now is the time to register for the Ohio Conference on Freight, to be held Tuesday & Wednesday, September 14-15 at the Hilton Toledo and Dana Conference Center. Room reservations confirmed by September 3 will qualify for the conference discount rate at the Hilton...more

GUEST COLUMN______________________
NORED: 12 Counties, One Voice
By Kay E. Reiter
President of NORED and Executive Director Sandusky County Economic Development Corp.

TMACOG has invited NORED to share news about economic development in our region with TMACOG members. We will
be publishing their updates from time to time. Here is an
introduction to the history and mission of this regional
organization and TMACOG partner
.

Sayings like “Get your act together” and “Strength in numbers” led to the creation of the Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (NORED) late in 1998...more

ENVIRONMENT_________________________
Putting Yard Waste to Work
TMACOG’s Stormwater Coalition regularly publishes information to help individuals take action to protect water quality.

Grass clippings, tree branches and other yard debris can be put to good work. Don’t dispose of it – re-use it as fertilizer, compost, or mulch. Yard waste is the organic matter that is left over from mowing lawns, pulling weeds, raking leaves, and other landscaping activities. It can be used to improve your yard, but if it is improperly managed, organic matter can enter our streams where it has a negative effect on water and habitat quality...more

Swan Creek Committee Organizational Meeting
A new Swan Creek Balanced Growth Committee has been formed to continue the work that went into designing the balanced growth plan for the watershed. That plan was endorsed by 90% of the communities in the watershed in 2009 after two years in development...more

Sustainable Channels: Alternative Designs in the Urban Environment
The Great Black Swamp of our region was drained and made tillable by hardworking farmers – and lots and lots of ditches. In Lucas County, there are hundreds of miles of ditches and channels that capture and direct water, making land habitable and productive. A workshop presented by the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission will look at some new ideas for channel design...more

TRANSPORTATION______________________

Resolution to Address Highway Trust Fund Shortfalls
TMACOG and other Ohio transportation planning agencies are preparing resolutions recommending significant changes to how we fund the Highway Trust Fund and manage national transportation planning...more

2035 Plan: Roundabouts
TMACOG’s long range transportation plan (the 2035 Plan) is full of carefully identified goals and policies that affect our region’s roads, bike paths, rails, and ports. In the Big Picture we will take a look at some of these overall policies and how they are being implemented...more

Updated Construction Activity Map
TMACOG has updated a map showing details of dozens of road projects going on in our region this summer and fall. This map shows significant state, county, and some city projects, ranging from road resurfacing, to bridge repair, to major highway projects. It does not include every short-term project but does show larger projects in a multi-county region. An accompanying chart provides details on completion date, cost, and funding sources.

Construction of TARPS Facility
Construction crews are making an impact at the site of TARTA’s new paratransit facility adjacent to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. In just a few weeks crews have removed trees and debris, excavated for a foundation, and brought in building equipment...more

Report
Click here to see a spreadsheet detailing transportation projects that received federal funding in Lucas and Wood counties this fiscal year...more


MEMBER NEWS________________________



Toledo-Lucas
County Port Authority
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority was one of the founding members of TMACOG and has maintained membership since 1968. TMACOG and the port authority work closely together on issues of freight transportation and development of multimodal transportation facilities...more

Ground Broken for North Baltimore School
In early August, school board members, students, and teachers helped break ground for a new middle/high school for North Baltimore. The class of 2012 is expected to be the first to graduate from the new building. The school, which was designed in consultation with students and teachers, will include a multi-purpose athletic area, a state-of-the-art gym, and a media center. Funding for the new building comes from a levy which passed very narrowly in 2008.

 


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