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Join the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments Daily as We Recognize National Infrastructure Week!

In recognition of National Infrastructure Week (May 10-14, 2021), Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization for Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties in Northeast Ohio, will be hosting a series of virtual presentations on infrastructure initiatives in our region. Each session will include brief remarks by key state and federal elected representatives from across the region who have shown strong support for infrastructure initiatives throughout our region. The daily 30-minute sessions will be broadcast at noon each day and cover the following topics:
    •Multimodal Safety
    •Environment & Climate Change
    •Smart Logistics

“Eastgate is excited to recognize this national event to engage both the public and policymakers about the importance of infrastructure to the nation’s economy, workers, and our communities. The initiatives we will focus on each day showcase infrastructure that focuses on safety, creates jobs, eliminates barriers to equality and opportunity, and fuels a strong and vibrant economy,” stated Jim Kinnick, Eastgate’s Executive Director.

Monday May 10th  |  Multimodal Safety

Stephen Zubyk joins us today to discuss multimodal safety and its importance to our transportation network. Topics covered include the SMART² Network and the Diverging Diamond Interchange at State Routes 46 and 82. Senator Rob Portman and Eastgate Executive Director Jim Kinnick also join us for remarks.

Tuesday May 11th  |  Environment & Climate Change

Stephanie Dyer, Eastgate's Environmental Program Manager, provides an update on the progress of the Mahoning River Restoration project. Also featured are State Senator Michael Rulli and Eastgate Executive Director Jim Kinnick.

Wednesday May 12th  |  Broadband

To give an update on local Broadband initiatives, Mark Ragozine joins us to talk about the Regional Broadband Study and what could come from it. Also featured are Congressman Bill Johnson and Eastgate Executive Director Jim Kinnick.

Thursday May 13th  |  Utilities

James Dignan, joins us to discuss how a strong network of utilities impacts infrastructure and economic development. Also featured are Congressman Tim Ryan and Eastgate Executive Director Jim Kinnick.


Friday May 14th  |  Smart Logistics

Mike Hripko, joins us to discuss Smart Logistics in Lordstown and what it can bring to the region. Also featured are Senator Sherrod Brown and Eastgate Executive Director Jim Kinnick.