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

Coloring the way to mergers

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: One more disclaimer:  This exercise is a great example of the need for creative thinking,...

Dan Moulthrop

And here's where you can do a map of your own. If you want to share your map here, be sure to take a screen shot of it before you hit "submit."

Coloring the way to mergers

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: And I share my favorite quote of all time as a check to my neatly laid plans: "But men love...

Dan Moulthrop

And here's where you can do a map of your own. If you want to share your map here, be sure to take a screen shot of it before you hit "submit."

Coloring the way to mergers

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: Here's what I came up with (and a few words on the rationale): Everything in the more densely...

Dan Moulthrop

And here's where you can do a map of your own. If you want to share your map here, be sure to take a screen shot of it before you hit "submit."

Transportation and Sustainability

I responded to Tony Kuhel: Tony, these are good points.  Quantiative analytical methods certainly have an important place,...

Tony Kuhel

  Always a pleasure and thought provoking, Jason. Risking a bit of controversy here but wonder if, when we talk about land use, sustainability, transportation we are not looking at things too analytically. We do work... Continue reading

Transportation and Sustainability

I responded to Paul Pacetti: We do normally see an uptick in public transit ridership when fuel prices increase. The...

Paul Pacetti

I would like to see if some of these findings would correlate to the price of each mode of transportation.  Average cost of gasoline and cost of public transportation would be two variables that I would find interesting as... Continue reading

Transportation and Sustainability

I responded to Transportation and Sustainability : I have been working in the transportation planning field for the past 17 years.  My background...

AMERICA TODAY SERIES - Anonymous Comments

I responded to Susan Carpenter: Well said.  The Internet is a double-edged sword.  We have a uniquely American cultural reference...

Susan Carpenter

Any time you put something out on the internet, you always run the risk of someone taking your words, pictures, ideas, or thoughts and using them in some way you did not intend. Although I believe there is likely a small... Continue reading

AMERICA TODAY SERIES - Anonymous Comments

I responded to Daryl Rowland: I think we've had a variant of this conversation before at the Commons.  There are lots of good...

Daryl Rowland

What do you think about anonymous comments? Should commenters have to identify themselves? Would you comment differently if you were identified?

School funding: Time to start from scratch?

I responded to Peter Comings: Wasn't the lottery (i.e. regressive tax on the poor and gullible) supposed to solve all of our...

Peter Comings

Many will be invited to take part in this conversation, the gist of which is this: Ohio's school funding formula is unconstitutional. While little appears to be in the works to fix that, school districts and their... Continue reading

Charting the future of fracking

I responded to John Mitterholzer: Good point. Local control now also means local responsibility later. To use an example from...

John Mitterholzer

One of the "local control" issues that is not discussed enough is the long-term impact these sites will have on the communities surrounding them.  They have the potential to become a new set of brownfield sites across the... Continue reading