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TMACOG Transportation Legislative Agenda

Policy Briefs & Legislative Priorities
Developed collaboratively by a group of 17 regional stakeholders, the TMACOG Policy Briefs provide insight into transportation programs and issues and inform federal, state, and local government policymakers, including legislators. The Toledo Region Transportation Coalition calls on policymakers to make prudent investments of transportation resources across all modes and to work to increase the amount of resources available. These actions contribute to economic growth by improving the movement of goods and mobility of people in northwest Ohio.

Briefs on Funding
  • Federal Priorities
  • State and Local Priorities

Briefs on Freight Modes
  • Logistics Industry
  • Air Transport
  • Freight Rail
  • Marine Transport

Passenger Modes
  • Passenger Rail
  • Pedestrian and Bikeways
  • Public Transit
  • Streets, Highways, and Bridges

2017-2018 Toledo Region Transportation Legislative Agenda
  • Browse the Online Flipbook
  • View and print the full agenda (PDF)

Transportation Investment

Elected officials have a duty to pursue policies and support appropriations that will improve the safety
and well-being of all transportation users. Lawmaker commitment to a top-performing, multi-modal
network is essential to healthy, thriving communities.

TMACOG FY2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

132nd Ohio General Assembly
 • Executive Budget FY2018-2019
 • HB 26: Creates the FY2018-2019 Transportation Budget
Legislative Service Commission: Fiscal Analysis of the Transportation Budget
 • HB 49: Creates the FY2018-2019 Operating Budget
Legislative Service Commission: Fiscal Analysis of the Operating Budget

SB 310 of the 131st Ohio General Assembly:
  • Capital appropriations-biennium ending 6/30/18

State of Ohio’s Interactive Budget

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)

The Federal Transit Administration and the FAST Act

Transportation Funding Strategies

Sufficient revenue is required appropriately fund transportation projects and programs. Many studies and
reports put forward new solutions that can help fill the investment gap and make our transportation network safer, cleaner, and smarter while reducing congestion and supporting prosperity.

TMACOG Plans and Studies
  • Long-Range Transportation Plan: On the Move 2015-2045

OHIO Plans and Studies:
  • ODOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan: Access Ohio 2040
  • ODOT’s Statewide Transit Needs Study
  • ODOT’s Comprehensive Freight Plan
  • Ohio Office of Aviation
  • Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC)

National Initiatives and Studies:
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
      > Matrix of Illustrative Surface Transportation Revenue Options
  • American Public Transit Association (APTA)
      >Government Affairs and Policy Positions
  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
>The Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC)
>Transportation Makes America Work
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
> Fix The Highway Trust Fund
  • Transportation for America (T4A)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Transportation Issues

Taking Action

TMACOG Transportation Council

Find Your City or Village Government

The Ohio Legislature
Ohio Senate:
  • Find Your Ohio State Senator
  • Ohio Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Labor Committee

Ohio House of Representatives:
  • Find Your Ohio State House Representative
  • Ohio House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Federal Congressional Districts
U.S. House of Representatives:
  • Find Your Federal Representative
  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
      >Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
  • Committee on Appropriations
      >Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Energy and Commerce Committee
      >Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
U.S. Senate:
  • Find Your Federal Senators
  • Committee on Environment and Public Works
      >Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
      >Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
  • Committee on Appropriations
      >Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
      >Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
  • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

Information and Resources

Ohio Organizations:
  • County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO)
  • County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO)
  • JobsOhio Logistics and Distribution
  • Ohio Association of Regional Councils (OARC)
  • Ohio Aviation Association (OAA)
  • Ohio
Construction Information Association
  • Ohio Council of Port Authorities
  • Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
  • Ohio Economic Development Association
      >Legislative Update
  • Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA)
  • Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC)
  • Ohio Municipal League
  • Ohio Township Association
  • Ohio Trucking Association

egional and National Organizations:
  • American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO)
  • Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
  • Council of State Governments (CSG)
      >Council of State Governments Midwest Division
Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission
National Association of County Engineers
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
       >Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience
  • National Association of Towns and Townships
  • National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)
  • National Council on Disability Transportation Recommendations
  • National League of Cities
  • Partnership for Active Transportation
The Toledo Region
  • United States Access Board proposed ADA regulations on public right of way and shared-use paths

What You Can Do

Stay Informed. Take Action.

Become a member of a TMACOG Committee: TMACOG committee meetings are open to all and
typically take place at the TMACOG offices.

Attend TMACOG Informational/Networking Events

Stay in touch and share legislative priorities via social media:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Contact: David Gedeon, Vice President of Transportation, 419.241.9155, ext 119

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Toledo Region Transportation Coalition Partners


Toledo Metropolitan Area
Council of Governments
Board of Trustees
Chair: Doris I. Herringshaw
President of Commissioners, Wood County

Vice Chair:
Mark W. Stahl
Commissioner of Ottawa County


Patrick McColley – Deputy Director, District 2

Tina Skeldon Wozniak – President of Commissioners
Keith G. Earley – County Engineer

J. Henry Lievens – Chairman of Commissioners,
District 9

James M. Sass – Vice President of Commissioners

Doris I. Herringshaw – President of Commissioners
John Musteric – County Engineer

Wade Kapszukiewicz – Mayor

James K. Gee – General Manager

Royce R. Maniko – Board Member

Tina Bradley – Grants Administrator

Joseph W. Cappel – Vice President of
Business Development

James M. Bagdonas – Municipal Administrator,
City of Waterville
David Kissinger – Council Member, City of Maumee
Angie Ruiz – Council Member, City of Fremont

Gordon A. Bowman – Mayor, Village of Pemberville
Jordan Daugherty – Administrator,
Village of Whitehouse
Steven L. Fought – Mayor, Village of Gibsonburg
Joseph W. Helle
– Mayor, Village of Oak Harbor
Jeffery C. Rae – Mayor, Village of Berkey

Andrew J. Bick – Trustee, Township of Richfield
Penelope S. Getz – Trustee, Township of Middleton
Michael Hampton – Administrator, Township of Springfield
E. Mark Hummer – Administrator & Police Chief, Township of Lake
Donald O. Sahloff – Trustee, Township of Whiteford

Ronald W. Matter – Superindendent, Penta Career Center
Meghan Schmidbauer - Asst. Dean, Owens Community College

Cheryl Johnson – Chair, Wood County Port Authority
Neil A. Munger
– Director, Wood County Park District

Margaret K. Adams – Area Manager, FirstEnergy/Toledo Edison
Steve Bergman – Vice President,
The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.
Brad Fisher – Board President, Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce
Edward A. Hoeffel – Vice President, Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor, Inc.
Michael Jay – Director of Strategic Networks, Regional Growth Partnership
Thomas G. Mackin – General Counsel, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Dennis W. McMickens – President and CEO, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio
David W. Nunn – Attorney, Eastman & Smith, Ltd.
Gary R. Samples – Black Swamp Conservancy
Laura Saunders-Kowalec – VP/Government Banking Relationship Manager, Huntington Bank
Scott A. Strahley – RCAP Engineer, WSOS CAC, Inc.
Joel Schlageter – Commercial Lending, First Federal Bank
Stephen M. Way, P.E. – Principal, Managing Director, DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC

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