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TMACOG Planning Process Certification

In March, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conducted a review of TMACOG’s transportation planning process. These reviews ensure that federal transportation planning in the region is comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing, and that the public has ample opportunity to be involved in and comment on transportation plans as they are being developed. While TMACOG has not received the final formal report, the FHWA/FTA review is complete and positive.

TMACOG has been told that no corrective actions will be required, and that the agency is to be commended for public/private sector engagement and for leadership in freight planning. Reviewers noted that TMACOG’s freight planning program could be a model for other regions of the country. One recommendation was made that future TMACOG long range plans reflect the availability of some additional revenue sources related to public transit and highway projects funded by the state of Ohio.

Warren Henry, TMACOG vice president of transportation, said, “This positive review reflects the skill and effort of our staff and their consistent dedication to the public process. The positive comments we received at the public meeting from our planning partners were especially gratifying.”

 


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