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Engaging MPO’s in our Conditions and Trends

November 9, 2012 in Communications, Conditions and Trends, Engagement, MPOS, News


The image above is part of the  Vibrant NEO 2040 presentation that will be presented today at the first in a series of meetings with Northeast Ohio’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations/Council of Governments Board of Directors.  This morning at the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), we will be discussing the overall status of the project, the upcoming scenario planning process, project outcomes/products and engagement.

This conversation will be followed by brief roundtable discussions on four of our work streams:  Economic Development, Environment, Connections and Housing and Communities.   Utilizing the findings from the Conditions and Trends Platform, we hope to engage local leaders in exploring the following:

  • What do these findings mean to you and your community?
  • What do these findings mean to the region?
  • What else do you need to know about your community?
  • What else do you need to know about Northeast Ohio?

Over the course of the next month, we will be holding similar meetings with the other MPO’s and COG’s as well as leadership meetings within each of the 12 counties.  All of this is in preparation for the scenario planning process which we will be launching in 2013.

You can access a copy of the presentation at our NEO 101 page.

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Act: Add your voice to transportation projects!

October 26, 2012 in ACT, Communications, MPOS

A significant component of NEOSCC’s leadership are the four Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Northeast Ohio.

What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization? You can find out in the following presentation - NEOSCC_Overview_101_What is an MPO.  Here is some quick background:

 

NEOSCC and the Vibrant NEO 2040 planning process includes the following MPO’s and their county jurisdictions:

The two other counties Ashtabula and Wayne County that are part of the Vibrant NEO 2040 effort are covered through Councils of Governments.  This is a topic that will be covered soon in the Vibrant Daily.

As part of their planning process, the MPO’s each reach out to the public and stakeholders to participate and contribute their opinions.  This range of participation opportunities includes Civic Involvement Committees, public forums and meetings on different transportation issues and public comment periods on proposed projects and plans. Check out their websites for information on adding your voice to their planning processes.

Here are two opportunities to act on today!  The first is for those that fall into the counties within the NOACA MPO.  The second is an engagement opportunity through ODOT for anyone is the state.

NOACA 

NOACA is currently seeking public feed back on transportation projects in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.

The following proposed transportation improvements are available for public review and comment. Staff will present these projects for information at the October 19, 2012 meeting of the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC will take action on the projects at their November 16, 2012 meeting. The Governing Board will consider adding them to the region’s long-range transportation plan and Transportation Improvement Program on December 14, 2012.

Each project page contains a comment link for local government representatives, and the general public. The public can comment on any of these projects through Thursday, December 13, 2012.

Cuyahoga County:

Geauga County:

Lake County:

Lorain County:

Medina County:

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

ODOT is currently seeking input for the Access Ohio 2040, Ohio’s Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan. This is an opportunity for you to provide input into the Plan.

ODOT is updating Ohio’s Statewide Transportation Plan, Access Ohio 2040.  This plan is important to Ohio’s future, as it will set the stage for ODOT’s transportation policies and investment strategies for the coming years.  This is an update to the previous plan, Access Ohio 2030, which was released in 2004.   ODOT will be finalizing the plan update in the summer of 2013.  Access Ohio 2040 will help to ensure that we meet our mission, “to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place.”

The State is using a technology called MindMixer to gather insight and opinions on transportation issues.

Access the interactive platform.

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