April & May 2014
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The Role of Transportation in
Regional Revitalization

Please register by Friday, April 4 for the twentieth Transportation Summit which will be held Friday, April 11, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

See the complete agenda and register here. Or call or e-mail to register: Jodi Rayburg at 419.241.9155 ext. 120.

Three panel sessions – including a unique interactive session - will be followed by luncheon and a keynote presentation.

Panel 1: How Transportation Assets Can Create Global Reach
and Attract Talent

How does the transportation network (everything from freight facilities to bikeways) shape the image of a region? Hear how the Toledo Region branding initiative is positioning northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Learn about the new Chessie Circle Trail project and its potential to revitalize the urban core while improving regional connections.

Panel 2: Transit in the Region: Blueprints for Mobility
Several agencies and organizations in the region provide transit to serve specific populations and address a variety of different transit needs. How do these groups collaborate to gain efficiencies and get people where they need to go? Learn how public and private sector stakeholders are joining together to forge solutions for those who need transit the most.

Panel 3: Where Do We Want to Go? Your Voice in How to Move Forward
This completely interactive session features your responses to some challenging questions about the future and the next long range transportation plan. Audience responses will be anonymously collected through clickers and tabulated results will be displayed in real time.

Keynote Presentation by Richard J. Simonetta, Senior Manager, The Burns Group



Enhancing Regional Mobility through Collaboration
The keynote presentation is an examination of how ongoing regional collaboration and cooperation have achieved success in places like Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Phoenix. What are the implications for the ways in which we approach our regional vision in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan?

Richard (Rick) Simonetta is a senior manager for The Burns Group, a diverse engineering firm headquartered in Philadelphia. Mr. Simonetta is a transit industry veteran who has served as the CEO of five transit systems.

He is the recipient of several prestigious American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awards, including Transit Manager of the Year and Best Overall Transit System.
Mr. Simonetta is an Army Corps of Engineers veteran and served as a commissioned officer from 1966 to 1969.

The Summit is made possible with support from the following
presenting partners:





Registration fee is $50 for TMACOG members, $75 for non-members, $30 for students. Certified Planners (AICP) who attend can expect to be eligible for Certification Maintenance (CM) credits; Professional Engineers can claim PDH credits. (4 hours expected.)

For more information on the TMACOG Transportation Summit, contact Christine Drennen at 419.241.9155 ext. 119.

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