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

Preserving Existing Infrastructure

I responded to Bill Davis: Lawrence, these are fantastic points that you raise. It is all about balance, and I think that in...

Bill Davis

Discussions that become an us against them, i.e. a preserve existing infrastructure versus building new infrastructure, seldom result in useful conclusions.  I don't believe it is realistic or practical to believe that... Continue reading

Preserving Existing Infrastructure

I responded to Jeffrey Sleasman: The fuel tax is no longer a user fee. Congress has infused the Highway Trust Fund with an...

Jeffrey Sleasman

There's clearly plenty of money—we keep throwing tens of millions of dollars at projects to widen highways and hundreds of millions to build new expressways like the Opportunity Corridor, as folks have mentioned. Instead,... Continue reading

Preserving Existing Infrastructure

I responded to Bill Davis: Great point about technology, Randy. It's a good example of using the infrastructure that we...

Bill Davis

A question for all of our panelists: The common debate as already demonstrated in the posts below is whether there are enough revenues to maintain infrastructure but those revenues are being misallocated or whether there... Continue reading

Strengthening Regional Cohesion

I responded to Bill Davis: Being from Northeast Ohio is a deeply personal, but also a deeply collective, question of...

Bill Davis

What does being from northeast Ohio mean to you?  How would you describe your communities relation to the whole? Bill

Strengthening Regional Cohesion

I responded to Dave Abbott: These are important points, David. The fragmentation of government is a challenge for our region....

Dave Abbott

While there are many connections among Northeast Ohioans that are worth noting, the one that most urgently compels us to think and act more cohesively is our shared ecnomic future.  The globalized economy consists of... Continue reading

Strengthening Regional Cohesion

I responded to Strengthening Regional Cohesion: This is a great topic to discuss (and act upon) as a region. As a prelude, I would like to share...

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