Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Adding Staff to Transportation Department

Dana Doubler is jumping into the deep end at her new job at TMACOG. Her primary assignment will be development of the next Long Range Transportation Plan. She will be leading the collaborative process to produce the plan which will be published in 2020. The Long Range Transportation Plan goes out 30 years or more and involves extensive public input, data collection, and analysis. Dana is prepared for the job: she has her master’s in geography from Michigan State University and experience working as a transportation planner at the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.

Dana has lived and worked all over the Midwest including Perrysburg, Bowling Green (where she got her undergraduate degree), and Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan. She’s looking forward to being part of the Toledo area. “I like this size of city,” she said. “I’m looking forward to getting in there.” She will also be the staff person in charge of the Public Transit Committee.

In her free time, Dana is training for her first 5K and keeping up her interest in fine arts and crafts.

You can reach Dana at 419.241.9155. ext. 117 or

Dana Doubler, TMACOG Transportation Planner 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How Many Bikes?

TMACOG member communities who are planning new bicycle infrastructure might want to document how many bikes are using their roads. If you need a traffic count of bikes, call TMACOG and request one. We have cool new counters that can record bike and pedestrian traffic. 

Unless snow becomes a problem, counts will continue all winter.  Contact TMACOG Transportation Technician Marc VonDeylen with requests: 419.241.9155, ext. 1136. 


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Student Summit - Student Watershed Watch

 More than 130 students from upper elementary school to high school met at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus for the annual Student Watershed Watch Summit on Friday, November 3. They presented results of their water quality testing research and explored careers in environmental science.

TMACOG Celebrating 50 years at the 2018 General Assembly

Join fellow TMACOG members to celebrate 50 years of TMACOG history and to plan for the future.

General Assembly
Monday, January 29, 2018, 8 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Holiday Inn French Quarter, Perrysburg

Registration is open

Monday, October 16, 2017

Supply Chain Analytics at BGSU - October 27

Bowling Green State University is hosting a large scale Supply Chain Analytics symposium on October 27th. The half-day event will feature:
  1. Carlos Londono, VP of Global Supply Chain at O-I will deliver a Keynote discussing “O-I’s Analytics journey”
  2. A Panel discussion by leading Supply Chain executives from across the country discussing challenges and opportunities in analytics: Amanda Christian, Vice President and Corporate Director of Procurement at CACI (Arlington, Virginia);  Dan Hurry, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Mercy Health (Cincinnati, Ohio); Nita Stith, Senior Manager at EY’s Supply Chain and Operations Advisory practice (Irvine, California)
  3.  Case competition finalist presentations by BGSU’s top Business students

The event is hosted by BGSU’s College of Business Center for Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management Institute.


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Education and Economic Development

A unique career center at Toledo Public Schools is graduating students who can walk directly into high-paying transportation jobs in the military, in industry, and who can choose from jobs around the world. In many cases, the three-year Aviation Center graduates students with a high school degree, a two-year college associate’s degree, and two FAA licenses. And it’s all free.

Instructor Brad McDonald led a tour of the TMACOG Freight Committee in September at the TPS Aviation Center which is in a hangar at Toledo Express Airport. While jet fighters from the 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard roared in and out of the field just outside,


Rain Gardens in Destination Junction

Elected officials, neighbors, and interested citizens joined a bus tour of the Junction Avenue neighborhood September 29. They saw “blooms on Blum”, part of a greening plan on Blum street, heard about plans for a possible new City of Toledo park at the site of the unofficial Kwanzaa Park, and learned about a large sewer replacement program on Tecumseh and nearby streets that will include a large water control garden that crosses a street and will connect two blocks.  

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