Toledo Region Transportation Summit
Connecting Partners, Sharing Information, and Coordinating Efforts in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
The 2016 Toledo Region Transportation Summit will look at local impact of the new federal transportation bill and take a wide view of ongoing and planned transportation investments.
Government officials, public and private sector transportation professionals, engineers, planners, and all transportation stakeholders are invited to attend the summit Friday, March 18, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Parkway Place in Maumee. Please register by March 11. Registration is available now at www.tmacog.org.
In one panel discussion, Mike Gramza, P.E., Administrator of Planning and Engineering for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 2, will review major projects in progress now and those we should expect in the next few years. He’ll be joined by Jim Schultz, P.E., Manager of Planning from the Michigan Department of Transportation. Schultz will provide updates on improvements to I-75 in Michigan, Detroit’s Woodward streetcar project, and the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Howe bridge – a new international crossing between Detroit and Windsor – is a public-private, international partnership.
Another panel discussion will show how active transportation initiatives are making and transforming communities in our region. Complete streets, pedestrian, and bikeway projects provide access to the entire community. Eric Oberg, Director of Trail Development, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Jenny Hansen, Safe Routes to School Travel Plan Coordinator at Toledo Public Schools, have success stories to share.
The new national transportation bill, the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation), is the focus of the keynote address. This new long-term bill changes funding for metro regions and for individual states. Every part of the transportation system will be affected.
For more information about the summit including partnership opportunities, contact Christine Connell, 419.241.9155, ext. 119.