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FEATURES
TMACOG Tech

Conference on Freight

TRANSPORTATION
Safe Routes to School

Update to ODOT data system

ENVIRONMENT
WCQ Committees

Community Greening Plan



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FEATURE

TMACOG Tech:

People interested in economic development opportunities that cross the Ohio/Michigan border are invited to the next TMACOG Tech. Improvements to I-75 in both states and construction of the new Gordie Howe International bridge will increase the amount of traffic and goods exchanged in the region with opportunities for economic development...read more


2015 Conference on Freight



The conference was held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. More than 340 professionals representing all modes attended the conference. For the first time this year, the conference combined the Ohio Conference on Freight, the Mid-America Freight Conference, and the Kentucky Freight Conference together in one event...read more

TRANSPORTATION

Safe Routes to School
The City of Toledo has been selected by ODOT to receive nearly $460,000 in Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding for district-wide infrastructure improvements to make it safer for children to walk or bicycle to school. There are 40 elementary (K-8) schools in the Toledo Public School (TPS) District. The grant is the result of collaboration among Live Well Greater Toledo (a program of the Greater Toledo YMCA), the Toledo Public Schools, and the City of Toledo...read more

TIMS: Transportation Information Mapping System
Local governments and planners have free access to a recently updated data source from ODOT that is also free to the general public. The Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) is at www.gis.dot.state.oh.us/tims. The update to the system consolidated a variety of data sources in a single system. The information can be easily accessed and searched by smart phone...read more



ENVIRONMENT

Update on TMACOG Water Quality Committees
TMACOG members have been meeting regularly to address the reorganization of the TMACOG Environmental Planning department to more directly focus on water quality in the region. New committees are being created, mission statements formulated, and bylaws created. The bylaws are written to ensure representation by a diverse membership and to include all critical interests. As of mid-September, leadership has been tentatively identified for most committees. Letters have been sent to member communities inviting participation...read more

Junction Avenue Community Greening Plan


After months of consultation with neighbors, educational programs, and environmental design, the Junction Avenue Urban Waters program is selecting the green infrastructure strategies that will become part of a redevelopment plan at the Junction and Nebraska intersection and nearby streets. This is part of a larger neighborhood redevelopment effort driven by residents.

On Monday, October 19, at the Frederick Douglass Center, the neighborhood advisory group will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This group includes religious leaders, business owners, and other community leaders. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the recommendations of the advisory group will be presented to the community at an open house event.

TMACOG has been facilitating the stormwater aspects of this process in partnership with the Junction Avenue neighborhood group, the Toledo Design Center, City of Toledo Department of Public Utilities, and students from the University of Toledo departments of engineering and geography and planning.


 


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Upcoming Events

TMACOG Tech; Being Prepared when Opportunity Knocks
Friday, October 16,
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monroe Bank & Trust,
10 Washington St., Monroe, MI
Contact: Peggy Ricard ext. 105

Sandusky County Realtors Workshop
Wednesday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sandusky County Economic Development Corp.
2511 Countryside Drive, Suite C, Fremont, OH 43420 Contact: Kurt Erichsen ext. 126

Student Watershed Watch - Student Summit
Wednesday, November 18,
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
University of Toledo, Scott Park Campus Contact: Matt Horvat ext. 123

TMACOG General Assembly
Monday, January 25,
Holiday inn French Quarter, Perrysburg Contact: Jennifer Allen ext. 107