Public Comment Sought For Air Quality Transportation Conformity of The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

23 June 2022

Eastgate is a US EPA 1997 Ozone Standard “Orphan” Area.  Therefore, Eastgate’s current 2040 MTP Update will need to have a new conformity determination.

Even though Eastgate’s current 2040 MTP Update is currently a conforming plan, with an update cycle every five years, a new conformity determination must occur every four years. 

The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update includes a list of 353 projects, resulting in over $632.1 million in infrastructure investment. Projects include roadway resurfacing, bridge replacement, intersection enhancements, technology upgrades, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and others. No new capacity adding projects have been added to the 2040 MTP Update since it was approved on July 30, 2018.

The public is encouraged to comment on the draft Transportation Conformity Report until close of business on Friday, July 15, 2022. Comments can be submitted by email to Ken Sympson, Director of Transportation, at, by phone at (234) 254-1502, or in-person during normal business hours at Eastgate’s office (10th Floor, 100 East Federal Street, Youngstown).

The document is available here.