March & April 2013
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From policy to Projects: Moving People and Goods

Transportation stakeholders from throughout the region have gathered to study and discuss the transportation system in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan nearly every year since 1993. This regional cooperation has created a solid working alliance of planners, engineers, construction professionals, economic developers, elected and appointed officials, service providers, and others. The 2013 Transportation Summit is Friday, March 22, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg.
Registration is open now. Please register by March 15.

The program will include three panel discussions covering all modes of transportation and a keynote luncheon address.

Panel Workshops

Preview of Upcoming Transportation Projects
The focus is on projects that have regional impact and which demonstrate how transportation initiatives move from ideas to reality.
Mike Gramza, Administrator of Planning and Engineering, Ohio DOT District Two
Dave Dysard, Administrator of Engineering Services, City of Toledo
Connecting People to Places
Learn about the impacts for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, and safe routes to school in MAP-21, the new federal transportation bill. Get on board for a Michigan update on passenger rail corridors and fast trains in the Great Lakes region.
Overview of Transportation Alternatives and Local Programs
Shyna Gawell, Division of Planning, Ohio DOT
Passenger Rail Update from Michigan
Tim Hoeffner, Administrator, Office of Rail, Michigan DOT
  Innovations in Transportation: Connecting Drivers, Vehicles, and Infrastructure
Technology has a growing role in traffic safety and traffic flow. Find out how a cutting edge vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure project now being tested in the Ann Arbor area may change how we design and deliver infrastructure—and how we drive.
Infrastructure, Technology, and Communications: Innovations in Traffic Management
Mike Stormer, Planning Engineer, Ohio DOT District Two

Overview of the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment (more here )
James R. Sayer, Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute















Luncheon Keynote

Mr. Rick Hodges, executive director of the Ohio Turnpike Commission and Fulton County native, is the featured speaker. The proposal to issue bonds against future toll revenue is being intensely debated all across the state. Mr. Hodges will discuss details of the proposal and its implementation. He will review how turnpike management may be modified and the anticipated process by which funds may be directed toward non-turnpike projects. It’s important that northwest Ohio residents participate in this important dialog.

See the day’s complete agenda on the TMACOG webpage

Registration is required. The fee ($40 for TMACOG members / $60 for non-members / $25 for students) covers all panels, exhibits, keynote presentation, and lunch. For help, contact Jodi Rayburg at 419.241.9155, ext. 120.

Professional Engineers can claim Professional Development Hours and Continuing Maintenance credits for AICP certification are anticipated.

Presenting Partners

Exhibiting Partners
All Aboard Ohio
American Society of Highway Engineers-NWO Section
HDR Inc.
Ohio Bicycle Federation
Ohio Concrete Association
Safe Kids Greater Toledo
Traffic Control Products
We Are Traffic!


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