Jason Segedy

Jason Segedy

Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Greater Akron. My responsiblities include developing a regional transportation plan; overseeing the expenditure of federal transportation funds; and coordinating transportation improvements and regional planning initiatives with federal, state, and local elected officials.

I'm also a resident of Akron's Wallhaven neighborhood and a huge proponent of both my hometown (Akron) and this entire region.

My Recent Activity

Ohio City, Cleveland, Development, West 25th

I responded to Ohio City, Cleveland, Development, West 25th: By the way, I haven't posted for a while, and like the adjustments to the site design, etc. Nice...

Ohio City, Cleveland, Development, West 25th

I responded to Ohio City, Cleveland, Development, West 25th: I’m following this conversation from 35 miles south of Ohio City.  Here in Akron, we do not have...

It's the Sprawl, Stupid -- The Budget Buster No One's Talking About

I responded to B. Wagner: B. Wagner, Can you provide a source to corroborate this statement: "Look at Cleveland...

B. Wagner

What is being ignored is that these people are moving from areas with more government, to areas with less government.  Urban sprawl started in 1620 from Plymouth, England, and the motivation hasn't much changed.  Look at... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Tony Kuhel: Tony, your thoughts are provacative, as always. A few things occured to me reading your post...

Tony Kuhel

I happened to be in Manhattan on 9-11.  Came in that morning from NJ...on rail.  As you know, almost no one talks with others unless they know them.  Sometimes I would stay with my partner in Connecticut and we would drive... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Alex Keleman: Maybe I'll start another Civic Commons conversation on the downtown Kent redevelopment. Full...

Alex Keleman

Jason, The jury may still be out on the Euclid Corridor, but we continue to rebuild areas, even  like Detroit-Shoreway. (BTW, I wonder where all the fiscal watchdogs were when they wasted transit money on piece of metal... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Patrick Staunton: As we head towards what looks like to be a lovely weekend, I agree with your sentiment...

Patrick Staunton

There are no greenfields in Cleveland, especially in the forgotten triangle.  For 60 years ODOT has funded projects that have enabled people and businesses to literally move to greener pastures.  Whether that has been... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Patrick Staunton: One other thought: It's human nature (I do it, too) to want to find simple solutions to complex...

Patrick Staunton

Hi Tony,   You mentioned Houston.  I hate Houston, but one thing they do very well is attract businesses to open or relocate there.    The main weapon in their arsenal is greenfield lots next to newly built roads that... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Patrick Staunton: You make many good points, Patrick. I think most people posting here sincerely want to help the...

Patrick Staunton

Hi Tony,   You mentioned Houston.  I hate Houston, but one thing they do very well is attract businesses to open or relocate there.    The main weapon in their arsenal is greenfield lots next to newly built roads that... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Tony Kuhel: "And going with the idea that leadership or wise people who know best…are we all OK with that?  I...

Tony Kuhel

Much to read and process here. There is something familiar about all this…seems like we always have the same conversations and come to the same conclusions.  I have the sense there is some sort of deep seated issue we... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Tony Kuhel: Tony raises some really important points here.  I think he is getting at addressing some of the...

Tony Kuhel

Much to read and process here. There is something familiar about all this…seems like we always have the same conversations and come to the same conclusions.  I have the sense there is some sort of deep seated issue we... Continue reading