Table of
Contents

FEATURE
Transportation Legislative Agenda

TRANSPORTATION
Transportation Summit

Adjusting Census Borders

Freight Committee and Turnpike

ENVIRONMENT
Erosion Control Workshop

Toledo Botanical Garden

MEMBER NEWS
Shared Services Success Story


General Assembly Summary


TMACOG Bylaw changes



EVENTLINE
March & April 2013
WEB
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FEATURES_____________________________

Transportation Legislative Agenda
TMACOG and a Transportation Coalition of 16* additional partners have collaborated to produce the 2013-14 Transportation Legislative Agenda. This document describes and itemizes the priorities and goals for the transportation system in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The agenda is a guide for state and federal lawmakers as they debate, set policy, and make funding allocations affecting transportation in the region...read more

TRANSPORTATION______________________

Transportation Summit
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...read more



Smoothing Boundaries
TMACOG’s System Performance and Monitoring Committee (SPAM) has been working with area transportation stakeholders to finalize the boundaries of the Toledo and Bowling Green urbanized areas. These maps determine how some roadways are classified and thereby funded. This project is done every 10 years in concert with the U.S. Census...read more

Turnpike Discussion at Freight Meeting
Adam Greenslade, director of governmental affairs for the Ohio Turnpike Commission, attended the TMACOG Freight Advisory Committee’s January meeting to discuss possible changes to the operation of the Ohio Turnpike, including the issuing of bonds backed by future toll revenue to pay for Ohio transportation projects. In a roundtable format, Mr. Greenslade answered questions from the committee regarding the details of the proposed plan for the turnpike...read more



ENVIRONMENT_________________________

Effective and Economical Methods of Erosion Control During Construction

Tuesday, March 26, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo
1911 Indian Wood Circle
Instructor: Dan Ross, M.E.M., D.G., Kent State University...read more


Toledo Botanical Gardens - Restoring Waterway and Habitat
A large restoration project at Toledo Botanical Garden that began construction in late fall of 2012 is just about complete in March 2013 with just some planting left to do. Spring and summer visitors to the garden will have access to a healthier, more natural stream and pond. Work was done in fall and winter weather to reduce disruption for park visitors...read more


MEMBER NEWS_________________________

Shared Services Grant

Ohio’s Local Government Innovation Fund (LGIF) is helping improve shared services in Wood County. Lake Township has been operating emergency dispatch services for itself and for the villages of Millbury and Walbridge and the city of Rossford. They are now working to develop a dispatch center that would also include the City of Northwood. The project is being funded through an LGIF grant of $87,840. Lake Township Administrator and Fire Chief Mark Hummer said at a township meeting that the dispatch center will end up saving all the municipalities money and will improve communication.

 

2013 General Assembly Report

At the annual General Assembly of TMACOG members held Tuesday, January 29, 2013, TMACOG members endorsed the nomination of officers...read more


TMACOG Bylaw Revisions
The TMACOG Leadership Committee proposed changes to the TMACOG bylaws and the General Assembly approved them at the January 29 General Assembly...read more

 


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Upcoming Events

Ohio Sunshine Law Training
Friday, March 8, at Owens Community College, Audio/Visual Classroom
Contact Jennifer Allen, 419.241.9155 ext. 107

Transportation Summit
Friday, March 22, at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg
Contact Christine Drennen, 419.241.9155 ext. 119

Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control
Tuesday, March 26 at Home Builders Association of Greater Toledo, 1911 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee
Contact Kari Gerwin, 419.241.9155 ext. 103

Train Day Toledo
Saturday, May 4,
9:30a.m. - 4 p.m.
Amtrak Station and Grand Lobby at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza
Contact Diane-Reamer Evans, 419.241.9155 ext. 117


Ohio Conference on Freight
September 12 & 13, at the Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky
Contact
Christine Drennen, 419.241.9155 ext. 119