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Transportation Summit, March 30

Connecting Partners, Sharing Information, and Coordinating Efforts in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan

In a year when Ohio’s transportation plans are getting a lot of attention, TMACOG is pleased to announce that ODOT Director Jerry Wray will be the luncheon speaker at the 18th Transportation Summit on Friday, March 30.

Director Wray’s topic is
“New Realities of Public Funding for Transportation.”

Meeting transportation needs is a growing challenge for the region, the state, and nation. Declining funds for infrastructure improvements coupled with rising construction costs mean that new solutions need to be identified. How do we focus our regional efforts to select and deliver our top priorities? Are tools such as Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships feasible for speeding the process and reducing overall costs? Find out what tools are on the table.

The summit will be held at the Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, outside the TMACOG offices. The program begins at 8 a.m. and Director Wray’s presentation will conclude the summit by 2 p.m.

See the entire agenda online but panel discussions are:

  • A Roundtable on Major Transportation Initiatives in the Region
  • Making Safe Routes to School a Reality in Your Community
  • Is Change Coming to the Ohio Turnpike?

TMACOG’s Transportation Summit is a valuable annual meeting serving elected officials, planners, engineers, service providers, K-16 education professionals, and business people. Certified Planners (AICP) who attend can expect to be eligible for Certification Maintenance (CM) credits; Professional Engineers can claim CPDs (4 hours expected). For any questions about the summit program, contact Christine Drennen at 419.241.9155 ext. 119.

Advance registration is required ($40 member / $60 non-member / $25 student). There are three ways to register: self-register online here . Call Jodi Rayburg at 419.241.9155, ext. 120, or email to rayburg@tmacog.org. Please make your reservations by Friday, March 23.

We gratefully acknowledge DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC; The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.; Transportation Advocacy Group of Northwest Ohio; and Wood County Economic Development Commission for supporting the 2012 Transportation Summit.


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