Saving Mussels One Project at a Time

LJB's Alex Zelles with Mussels

Did you know that all native mussels are protected in Ohio? Since mussels are protected, scientists must determine the presence or absence of freshwater mussels before any construction activity disturbs a stream or river with a drainage area greater than 10 square miles. When we find evidence of mussels, we must conduct a larger survey […]

Changes in Transportation Funding Will Affect Local Metropolitan Planning Organizations

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that beginning next year they will be changing the way federal transportation CMAQ funding is distributed to Ohio’s 17 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and four large cities outside MPO areas, will be managed. The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, provides funding to transportation projects […]

Make Way for Bicycles

If you could get to where you wanted to go without using your car, would you do it? As part of a series of interactive workshops, Larry Sack, P.E., a senior traffic engineer and complete streets advocate, educated community leaders and public officials on how they can integrate bicycles into their roadway systems. Larry’s primary […]