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2015 Transportation Summit
Friday March 20, 2015
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Pinnacle
1772 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH

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Delivering Value: Projects, Plans, and Performance

Panel I: Near Term Projects and Plans for the Future
This panel will preview and discuss projects planned for the upcoming construction season and beyond. The focus will be on regionally significant projects and how they are anticipated to improve the transportation experience. A brief preview of the forthcoming On the Move: 2015-2045 Transportation Plan will also be provided. All modes will be covered.

Panel 2: Moving Ohio’s Transit to the Next Generation
The recently released Ohio Statewide Transit Needs Study reveals a definite rise in the need for convenient, affordable public transportation to jobs, medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities. Yet, transit agencies are struggling to fund existing service, let alone meet the increased demand. The study recommendations, including calls for increased state-level investment, will be reviewed. Plan to discuss local implications.


Keynote Luncheon Presentation by Mark T. Johnson, P.E.,
Principal Engineer, MTJ Roundabout Engineering

Get the straight facts on roundabouts! Roundabouts are becoming more prevalent around the nation and in our region, yet many misconceptions remain. This nationally recognized expert will offer insights on the best uses of this approach in rural settings as well as in complex urban corridors, and interchanges. He will discuss the safety and economic advantages of roundabouts and illustrate common factors that successful roundabouts share such as good design and effective public engagement.

A nationally recognized expert, Mr. Johnson works to advance the design knowledge and engineering requirements for successful roundabout implementation across the US. His technical design methodology combined with effective communication and presentation skills have proven particularly valuable in delivering solutions to complex traffic problems that are well-liked by the driving public, adjacent businesses, government representatives, elected officials, and other stakeholders.

Mr. Johnson is a registered Professional Engineer in 11 states and in Canada. He is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences including the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Johnson is a co-author of the 2010 FHWA Roundabout Design Guide (NCHRP 672) and is a FHWA Peer-to-Peer Qualified Roundabout Reviewer. He is an active member of both the TRB and ITE Roundabout Committees.

MTJ Engineering has played a key role in the analysis, design, public outreach, education, and construction of over 400 successful roundabout implementations across North America, including many award winning projects. The firm creates single- and multi-lane solutions for the entire range of traffic conditions and contexts including rural settings, urban corridors, and interchanges.

Mark Johnson started MTJ Engineering in 2005 following 12 years of public- and private-sector transportation engineering positions, including four years for the City of Loveland, Colorado and four years at the Wisconsin DOT. He earned a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering emphasis) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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2015 Partners




All Aboard Ohio - Toledo Chapter
American Society of Highway Engineers - Northwest Ohio Section
HDR Inc.
Live Well Greater Toledo / Safe Routes to School
MTJ Roundabout Engineering
Northern Concrete Pipe Company
Norwalk Concrete Industries
Ohio Bicycle Federation
Ohio Concrete Association
Path Master Inc.
Turner Concrete Products
We Are Traffic!

Key Goals of the Transportation Summit

  • To learn about current transportation issues affecting the region.
  • To encourage collaboration and strengthen the ability of
    transportation stakeholders to plan, build, and maintain a strong multimodal transportation network.
  • To elect representatives to the Transportation Improvement Program Committee.

The Transportation Summit provides a forum for discussing the transportation of both people and goods in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The Summit is of value to elected officials, planners, engineers, service providers, K-16 education professionals, and those representing business and industry.

Connecting Partners, Sharing Information, and Coordinating Efforts in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan

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For more information, contact Christine Connell 419.241.9155 ext. 119.


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