Monday, June 27, 2016

Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Funds for Vans, other Transport Tools

TMACOG and TARTA have collaborated on an updated application for 5310 Specialized Transportation vehicles. The applications will be due to TMACOG by Friday, July 29, 2016. Eligible applicants include transit agencies, governments, and nonprofit organizations that are seeking capital or operational funding for transportation projects. These projects must continue or increase access to transportation options for seniors or individuals with disabilities within the Toledo Urbanized Area of northwest Ohio.

Most of these grants are used by agencies to purchase 8- or 12-person vans. Points are given on the grant application for a plan that shows the vans will get a lot of use.

For more information, contact TMACOG Planner Bekka Apardian at 419.241.9155 ext 117

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Accepting Applications for Transportation Alternatives Projects

TMACOG is now accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects to be funded as soon as State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2018. There is approximately $785,000 available for Lucas and Wood counties. The deadline for application submittals is August 12, 2016. 

Projects have typically been fundable at 80 percent of construction costs plus construction engineering. The local sponsoring jurisdiction is responsible for the 20 percent balance of those costs as well as project preparation expenses. Additional information about the use of TAP funds can be found on the Federal Highway Administration website, under the FAST Act (Guidance on Transportation Alternatives here). If you have any questions about TAP applications, please contact Transportation Planner Lance Dasher at 419.241.9155, ext. 115.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gas Cap Testing and Replacement Program

The City of Toledo and TMACOG began the 2016 gas cap testing and replacement program today, June 7 at the True North/Shell station at 822 Monroe St. in downtown Toledo.
Thank you Kelsey from WTOL, covering gas cap testing  on her
second day on the job!

TMACOG Vice President of Transportation David Gedeon (red shirt) was on hand to explain how leaky gas caps contribute to ozone pollution and to offer free replacement caps for any leaky or missing cap that the staff finds. City of Toledo intern Brendon Cousino does the vacuum test. This 2005 vehicle passed. 

Testing only takes a minute or two and replacement caps are free.  Motorists coming in to test their vehicle will receive ozone action sunglasses while supplies last.

The program will continue through early August at locations in Lucas and Wood counties and southern Monroe County. The June dates are listed below and the complete schedule can be found on the TMACOG website:

Date                                Time              Location
Tues., June 7               2-4 pm           True North, 822 Monroe, Toledo – MEDIA DAY
Wed. June 8                1-3 pm           Barneys, 1670 E. Wooster, BG
Thurs., June 9             1-3 pm           Circle K, 103 Anthony Wayne Trail, Waterville
Tues., June 14             2-4 pm           Kroger, 3301 Navarre Ave., Oregon
Wed. June 15              2-4 pm           True North, 4310 W. Central, Toledo
Tues., June 21             2-4 pm           True North, 5473 Monroe St., Toledo
Wed., June 22             2-4 pm           Kroger, 2257 N. Holland-Sylvania, Toledo
Thurs., June 23           2-4 pm           Circle K, 6775 Dorr St., Toledo
Tues., June 28             1-3 pm           Kroger, 7545 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania
Wed., June 29             1-3 pm           True North, 5855 Weckerly Rd., Whitehouse
Thurs., June 30           2-4 pm           Barneys, 5821 N. Detroit, Toledo

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