Table of

Stand Up for Transportation

Train Day Toledo

Bike Month

TIP Public Comment

Transportation Summit Report

Legislative Agenda

Help for Smaller Jurisdictions

Wolf Creek - Septic Program

Junction Avenue - Urban Waters

April & May 2015
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Stand Up for Transportation

Local groups concerned with transportation infrastructure and funding are working together to show state and federal elected officials that there is an urgent need for legislative solutions to regional transportation more


Train Day Toledo: “Embracing Rail’s Future”

National Train Day pulls into the Toledo Amtrak station, Saturday, May 2 for a full day of information about trains and train travel. There will be activity from opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. to the final whistle at 4 p.m. Informational displays and experts will show what the future holds for rail in Toledo and the more


May is Bike Month!

When the weather warms up and people get outside in May, TMACOG takes a month-long focus on bicycles and active transportation. A bicycle can be effective transportation in our region. Most people work within nine miles of their home which is a comfortable 45-minute ride for most people – even people who don’t ride often. Combine your bike with a TARTA bus and you can really get more


Public Meetings, Public Comment Period - TIP

The public is invited to review and comment on the 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Plan (the TIP) for northwest Ohio. The public comment period is March 30 through April 10.

To see the plan you may attend a public meeting, view the draft at TMACOG offices, or see this link (large PDF) on the TMACOG website. Comments can be submitted at the meetings, sent to TMACOG by mail (PO Box 9508, Toledo, OH 43697-9508), by phone (419.241.9155 ext. 115), or by e-mail to TMACOG Transportation Planner Lance Dasher.

The TIP is the short range transportation plan for the northwest Ohio region. It provides project funding and scheduling information for federally obligated projects at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), TMACOG, and TARTA. The four-year TIP is updated and published every two years.

Public meetings:
• April 2, 2015, 3-6 p.m., at ODOT District Two offices in Bowling   Green, 317 E. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402, or
• April 8, 2015, 3-6 p.m., at TMACOG offices, 300 Martin Luther   King, Jr. Drive, Toledo, OH 43604

People requiring special accommodations for language or mobility disabilities may request assistance: 419.241.9155 ext. 107 or

Transportation Summit Report

Attendees at the 2015 Transportation Summit held March 20 heard important regional transportation news. The crowd of 195 elected officials, planners, and engineers got details on regional construction plans, gained insight into public transit issues, and learned the fine points of roundabout design and more

Legislative Agenda

The 2015-2016 Transportation Legislative Agenda was released at the March 20 Transportation Summit. The agenda is the work of the Toledo Region Transportation Coalition –17 diverse partners, all stakeholders in the transportation infrastructure of northwest Ohio. The legislative agenda has been produced since 2001. It is a guide for state and federal lawmakers who are making decisions concerning the region, demonstrating the thoughtful consensus of local stakeholders.

In the current document, the pressing issue of sustainable funding is addressed and solutions proposed. Other critical issues included are the rising need for public transit, recommendations for public-private partnerships, and more emphasis on complete streets approaches. See the complete agenda here. Printed copies are available upon request. Contact Transportation Public Administration Specialist Christine Connell at 419.241.9155 ext. 119.

Water Resources for Smaller Communities

Villages and townships with water supply and treatment problems are invited to bring their troubles to SCEIG – an unusual consortium of government agencies and planning groups. SCEIG – Small Communities Environmental Infrastructure Group - is a federation of state and federal agencies, local governments, service organizations, and educational institutions. They help smaller communities form partnerships and facilitate funding, construction, training, and maintenance of local more


Wolf Creek Watershed Septic
System Education

TMACOG and a group of local partners have begun work on a
new project to improve water quality in the Wolf Creek watershed near Lake Erie by providing education about the operation of
home sewage treatment systems and other on-site systems...
read more


Junction Avenue - Urban Waters

On Saturday, April 18, residents of the Junction Avenue Neighborhood in central Toledo are hosting an Earth Day Event that will include trash and tire pick up event and other activities. The event is part of the community’s on-going revitalization planning and environmental justice more


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Upcoming Events

Water, Sewer and Floodplains: Ottawa County Workshop
Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Port Clinton
: Kurt Erichsen 419.241.9155 ext. 126

Ohio Sunshine Law Certification Training
Training from the Ohio Attorney General's Office
Friday, April 17,
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Owens Community College
: Jennifer Allen 419.241.9155 ext. 107.

Bike Month
The month of May, various locations
Contact: Lance Dasher, 419.241.9155 ext. 115

National Train Day Toledo
Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2
Amtrak station and Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Plaza
: Diane Reamer Evans 419.241.9155 ext. 117

2015 Conference
on Freight

Monday - Wednesday, September 14-16
Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza
: Christine Connell 419.241.9155 ext. 119